Hose Down Festival

Music, Music festivals
Hose Down Festival
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Andy Golledge
Photograph: Tom Wilkinson Andy Golledge

Time Out says

This Inner West live music fest is raising funds for bushfire relief

Festival season in Sydney’s Inner West always means a good time, with collectives of food trucks, market stalls and live performances showcasing the best of the locals popping up across Newtown, Marrickville and surrounding ‘burbs.

However, with bushfire smoke choking our city, we also have bigger things on our minds at the moment. This weekend, good times and urgently needed bushfire relief will go hand in hand at Hose Down Festival this Saturday December 14.

This afternoon music benefit will be headlined by the Newtown showman of urban legends Andy Golledge with his Neil Young-esque pipes, Australia (the band, not the country) with their modern take on dark ’80s pop, Monkey Spanner with some classic ska, folky pickers the Morrisons and more. 

All funds raised from Hose Down will be donated to the bushfire relief efforts of the NSW Rural Fire Service and WIRES (NSW WIldlife, Information, Rescue and Education Service). 

As with any Inner West fest, cold cans from neighbourhood brewers won’t be hard to find – Willie the Boatman and Capital Brewing Co are donating beers for the fundraising effort. If a good coffee is more your vibe in the afternoon, Moulin Café will be selling freshly brewed coffee and baked goods. Other food vendors include Brickfield Bakery with sandwiches and cakes, and soft serve treats from Whip Van Sprinkle. 

The event kicks from 11am at the Mungo Scott Building, part of the historic Flour Mill in Summer Hill with the support of sponsors from Wood & Grieve Engineers and Integrated Group Services. Tickets are $25 and you can follow the Facebook event for updates.


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