Sad by Sadwest is a new weekender festival happening in the inner wests of Melbourne and Sydney in April, bringing together music based on emotional impact rather than genre.

Featuring bands from across the country as well as New Zealand, the DIY festival also includes visual art and poetry curated by Subbed In.

The venues are all ages with the exception The Reverence Hotel show.

Brought to you by Lesstalk Records, the organisers of the Artless Armchair festival series, SBSW is a broader and more cohesive fest, based around the idea that more mediums of art can and should be presented together. Bands, solo musicians, poets and artists are together on the same shows, and have often been booked largely on a common emotional commitment to their music and community, in addition to the quality of their music and art.


26 bands, 20 visual artists and 14 poets over 6 venues in 2 cities.
Melbourne happens between April 15th to 17th while Sydney is April 22nd to 24th.

Full details can be found [Here].

MELBOURNE LINE UP

15th April @ Wrangler Studios, Footscray [AA]
16th April @ The Reverence Hotel, Footscray [18+]
17th April @ A Footscray Backyard [AA]
BANDS
Capsul (NZ) – Carb on Carb (NZ) – Corpus (NSW) – Employment – H A N N A H B A N D (NSW) – Hospital Sports [solo] (NZ) – I.E. Crazy (NZ) – Jess Locke – Kissing Booth – Midwife – Old Love – Rad Island – Seth Frightening (NZ) – Tom Ware (QLD) – Two Steps on the Water – Zzzounds (NSW)
POETRY
Alisha Bourke – Mike Day – Dave Drayton – Kat Gillespie – Alex Griffin – Amber Grimmble – Dan Hogan – Holly Isemonger – Izzy Roberts-Orr – Stacey Teague

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SYDNEY LINE UP

22nd April – Beatdisc Records, Parramatta [AA]

23rd April @ Black Wire Records, Annandale [AA]

24th April @ A Redfern Laneway [AA]

BANDS
Burlap – Carb on Carb (NZ) – Employment (VIC) – Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt – Glory Hole H A N N A H B A N D – Hospital Sports [solo] (NZ) – I.E. Crazy (NZ) – Imperial Broads – Jess Locke (VIC) – Oslow – Rad Island (VIC) – Seth Frightening (NZ) – Shaky Hands – Snape – Sweater Season – Ted Danson With Wolves – Twinrova – Zzzounds
POETRY
Alisha Bourke – Elena Gomez – Holly Isemonger – Dave Drayton – Rory Green – Dan Hogan – Kenji Khozoei – Patrick Lenton – Eliza Rite – Stacey Teague


VISUAL ART (BOTH MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY)
Kate Accompli – Alisha Bourke – Ellise Bourne – Clea Fraser – Jess Locke – Angus Lord – Emma Michealis – Mitzi MK – Erin O’Brien – Benjamin Rivers – Amelia Rose – Ellie Rose – Gabrielle Spinoso – Kat Stevens – SuSuStudio – Shaun Thatcher – Yoshi

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