Live Music

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Sydney thrives with live entertainment venues hosting some of the biggest and best names to ever set foot on Australian shores. Both international and Australian artists put on extraordinary shows in and around Sydney. Spend a night at one of these fantastic venues for a great night out.There are plenty of live local and international acts which play at bars and pubs all across Sydney boasting great live music for all ages! Below is a list of venues where you can catch remarkable shows at affordable prices, and see all your favourites at their best.
1

 The Enmore Theatre

The Enmore Theatre
The Enmore Theatre is a contemporary building with an antique interior, located in the Newtown Entertainment Precinct, Sydney’s unique heartland of live performances, music cinemas, restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels. With some of the biggest acts hitting its stage, including The Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, Wu Tang Clan, The Pretenders, Grace Jones and more, this premier venue entices hundreds from near and far.118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown Ph: 02 9550-3666  View Map
2

 The Red Rattler

The Red Rattler
Enjoy a night out at The Red Rattler in Marrickville, the plush red velvet curtains, mismatched second-hand couches and an intimate, friendly atmosphere make a night spent at the Rattler completely unique. Hosting performers, musicians, artists, designers, multi-media makers, experimentalists, film-makers, theorists, activists, collective organisers and local punters the Rattler is a thriving entertainment precinct. 

6 Faversham Street, Marrickville Ph: 02 9565-1044  View Map

3

 The Annandale Hotel

The Annandale Hotel
Rock the night away to some of the biggest legends in music history at The Annandale Hotel in Sydney. A ’30s Aussie pub, converted in the early ’80s into a live music venue, the Annandale has long been the quintessential Australian rock venue, a night at the Annandale is memorable for musicians and punters alike. Wait there more! The Annandale Hotel invites you for lunch or dinner in their popular restaurant Wok ‘n’ Roll, serving a delicious array of Yum Cha cuisine.17 Parramatta Road, Annandale Ph: 02 9550-1078  View Map
4

 Goodgod

Goodgod
Goodgod is a subterranean tropical oasis where a good time is guaranteed. As you walk in the door The Front Bar and The Dip are where you can boogie the night away to the DJs, have a bite to eat and drink up, but the Danceteria is where you will be on your feet, dancing from dusk till dawn to some of the most talented live performances. A truly memorable evening with friends.53-55 Liverpool Street, Sydney Ph: 02 8084-0587  View Map
5

 Venue 505

Venue 505
Venue 505 continues to produce the best live jazz, roots, world, funk, gypsy, Latin, instrumental and vocal entertainment in Surry Hills, Sydney 6 nights a week. It may look bland on the exterior, but behind the unobtrusive door lies a music venue showcasing some very groovy up and coming Sydney talent. And not just that – it also hides a great place for a drink.280 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills  View Map
6

 The Vanguard

The Vanguard
The Vanguard is a bohemian haven and a place to experience something a little bit different. The restaurant offers a mix of modern Australian and ‘soul food’, while the stage plays host to an eclectic range of musicians and performers. For those whose tastes lie in jazz and blues, cabaret and burlesque, this is the place for you. 

42 King Street, Newtown Ph: 02 9557-7992  View Map

7

 The Factory Theatre

The Factory Theatre
The Factory hosts an array of live music and performances. From international rock concerts to intimate cabaret shows, film and dance, The Factory is full of buzz and excitement. The Factory is a stylish and comfortable venue with a large stage, a massive peaked roof, comfy sofas and a bar. 

 

105 Victoria Road, Marrickville Ph: 02 9550-3666  View Map

8

 The Landsdowne

The Landsdowne
The Lansdowne is an old pub that’s making way for new music. Live music is performed six nights a week, as local bands show off their much loved talent. The comfortable pub is also a huge hit with cheap meals in the cosy bistro upstairs. 

 

2-6 City Road, Chippendale Ph: 02 8218-2333  View Map

9

 Black Wire Records

Black Wire Records
Black Wire offers not only an impressive array of music to purchase but also an enviable dedication to showcasing live bands, so head on down to Black Wire for an all age, cheap live performance by a well-known talent. 

 

 

219 Parramatta Road, Annandale  View Map

10

 Oxford Art Factory

The Veronicas Oxford Art Factory
The Oxford Art Factory is inspired by Andy Warhol’s seminal Factory, and intends to operate as a focal point of music and the arts in Sydney. The main room caters to larger and international acts. The Gallery Bar showcases local acts, with a feature wall repainted frequently by guest artists. Between the two lies the Glass Cube, an exhibition space that regularly features live performance art.38-46 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst Ph: 02 9332-3711  View Map