Beat’s Guide To The 2014 Sydney Road Street Party

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Beat’s Guide To The 2014 Sydney Road Street Party


The Sydney Road Street Party captures the roaring creative spirit of its local artists, venues, retailers and residents in a colorful, inclusive and noisy seven-hour fiesta. Converging along Sydney Road and spilling onto the adjoining streets between Union and Victoria Streets, you can expect talent-packed stages with an original lineup of stellar music, dance, roving entertainment and art installations.


Quirky, innovative and unique, the Sydney Road Street Party encapsulates the lively vibe that makes the area so attractive. Explore market stalls from local and hand-picked designers alongside mouth-watering food vendors and side streets packed with surprise programs and venues, as well as a swathe of workshops to engage young and old along the way. This is a celebration of what Brunswick is now. No holds barred. Come and explore. Get decorated and of course, dance in the streets.


Not sure where to start? Easy. We’ve got you sorted with a comprehensive guide to what’s going on, and where to find it.


Edinburgh Castle – 681 Sydney Rd

M R S P K R 12pm – 4pm 

King Lucho 4pm  –8pm
Ukelele Kollective live 4pm – 6pm (front bar) 

Crispi From PBS 8pm – 11pm (beer garden)

The Victoria Hotel – 380 Victoria St


Modesty 4pm – 4.40pm

Willow Darling 5pm – 5.40pm

Heaps Tuff 6pm – 6.40pm

Van and Cal Walker 7pm – 7.40pm

Sugar Fed Leopards 8pm – 8.40pm (inside) 


The Retreat – 280 Sydney Rd

Justin Bernasconi & Pete Fiddler 1pm

Small Town Romance 2pm

Van Walker 3pm

Made for Chickens By Robots 4pm

BJ Morriszonkle 5pm

Skyscraper Stan 6pm

Merri Creek Pickers 7pm

Pony Face 8pm

Saint Jude 9pm

DJ Adalita ’til 1am        

The Alibi – 133 Sydney Rd

Laura Simone 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Rebel Blonde 2.30pm – 4pm
Rebecca & Nathan 4pm – 5.30pm

Nicole Joy 5.30pm – 7.30pm

DJ Andrew Padula 7.30pm – 9.30pm
DJ David La Rosa 9.30pm ’til late 

Penny Black – 420 Sydney Rd


Susy Blue 12.15pm – 1pm

Alexis & the Missing Pieces. 1.15pm – 2pm

Alex & the Shy Lashlies. 2.15pm – 3pm

Danny Walsh Banned. 3.15pm – 4pm

The Teskey Brothers 4.15pm – 5pm

Blue Eyes Cry 5.15pm – 6.15pm

Jack Jack Jack 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Little Desert 7.45pm – 8.30pm

8 Foot Felix 8.45pm – 9.45pm

Catgut Mary 10pm –11pm


Josh Cashman 12pm – 12.45pm

Rhys Crimmin 1pm – 1.45pm

Josh Rawiri 2pm – 2.45pm

Tash Sultana 3pm – 3.45pm

The Little Sisters 4pm – 4.45pm

Woodlock 5pm – 5.45pm

San Lazaro 6pm – 7pm

…then DJs ’til they close. 

Spotted Mallard – 314 Sydney Rd

The Twoks 1.45pm

Kamakaze Bees 3pm

Andrew Nolte and his orchestra (two sets) 4.30pm

Cherrywood 7pm

Brunswick Hotel – 140 Sydney Rd


Inside – The Bruns Stage: 

Jay Wars 12.30pm –1.10pm

July Days 1.30pm –2.10pm

The Peeks 2.30pm –3.10pm

The Black Alleys 3.30pm –4.10pm

The Ugly Kings 4.30pm –5.10pm

The Hondas 5.30pm –6.10pm

The Baron 6.30pm –7.10pm

I Am Duckeye 7.30pm –8.10pm

Arcane Saints 8.30pm –9.10pm

Seedy Jeezus 9.30pm –10.10pm

Wilderbeast 10.30pm  – 11.30pm


Outside – The Wick Stage: 

Tinsley Waterhouse Band 12pm –12.40pm

Shane Diiorio Band 1pm –1.40pm

Green’s Dairy Angel Ensemble 2pm –2.40pm

Lieutenant Jam 3pm –3.40pm

Three Quarter Beast 4pm –4.40pm

Foxtrot 5pm –5.40pm

Dogsday 6pm –6.40pm

The Ramshackle Army 7pm –8pm

Strawberry Fistcake 8.20pm –9pm


Also worth checking out: 

Tre Espresso – 10/459 Sydney Rd

Sparata Place – a quirky lane way just off Sydney Road, Brunswick – welcomes Tre Espresso the most stylish European piazza in Brunswick. Tre Espresso’s most popular experience is to sit under a shady tree at the piazza or under an umbrella on the sidewalk, enjoying the finest espresso whilst listening to the live jazz band and soaking up the ambiance. This Sunday March 2, Tre Espresso is excited to celebrate one of their favourite festivals: The Sydney Road Festival. Tre Espresso will be supporting and hosting one of their local renowned bands, La Mauvaise Reputation, playing from 12.30pm till 5pm.  Tre Espresso, looks forward to seeing you at the Sydney Road festival and trusts you will swing by and enjoy the delicious menu, the hearty and affordable meals range from. Don’t forget if you can’t make it to the Sydney Road Festival, Tre Espresso features live music every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until 3.30pm. French bands, to Italian bands and even Latino bands, come down and enjoy the tunes.

Rubix Funhouse Local Makers Market – 36 Phoenix St


Once you’ve checked out the Sydney Road Street Party, escape the madness and turn down Phoenix Street (across from Savers), follow Pac-Man over the train bridge and you’ll find an amazing little world of fun, creativity, awesome tunes and cheap booze. Celebrating the vibrant Brunswick artist community, there will be stalls from which you can purchase local handmade jewellery, clothing, art, crafts, circus toys, food, cool baby clothes, fresh juices and more. So adventure to the other side of the tracks and join the Rubix crew this Sunday Funday and shoot hoops on our outdoor street ball court, challenge your mates to a game of ping pong, bring your decks down for a skate on our indoor mini ramp or kick back in the sunshine, soak up some bass lines with our resident DJs or watch some live art whilst sipping a cold bevy with $2 pots from 4-5pm and free entry all day. Check out for more information.