Home of the best live music in Newtown


We are situated above The Bank, a very convenient location and a stone's throw from Newtown station. Waywards brings live music to Newtown every Friday and Saturday night. We are proud to be the home of a live music institution and support up-and-coming artists, local icons and historical favourites to perform and support each other and the Australian music community.  


New events are added every week. Check out everything we have coming up below and sort yourself some tickets.

Thur 13 June | 8pm

Bonny Doon

In a world of urgency, there’s little regard to the spiritual, emotional, or physical well-being of musicians. The creative process, often hidden from the listeners, remains a mystery, though we may pick up clues in the songs themselves. Throughout the ten tracks in their new album ‘Let There Be Music’, you can hear the spaciousness Bonny Doon allowed themselves since their 2018 sleeper cult-classic ‘Longwave’. Their latest musical journey is one that has big payoffs for devoted followers and undeniable rewards for anyone just stumbling across the band for the first time.

Sat 15 June | 8pm

Large Mirage

Large Mirage goes POP!

Join retro rock outfit Large Mirage as they perform a special one-off performance at Waywards on Saturday June 15th to showcase their latest single 'Be My Guide/Be My Friend' alongside other new material. Backing up their debut EP and tour of Europe, Large Mirage are taking on a classic concept with a brand new double-sided single. Recorded and produced by the band, the single has an inspired yet quintessential flavour, with each side showcasing a unique style and sounds.