MEET: Amanda Verratti chatting live music & partying past midnight

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MEET: Amanda Verratti chatting live music & partying past midnight

The countdown is officially ON for our Stay All Day Summer Party going down at the shiny new Waywards (upstairs BANK) this Saturday, November 30

Co-presented with Byron buds Childe Eyewear, we'll be breaking in Newtown's new & improved live music hub with the likes of VOIID, Georgia June, Nick Nuisance & the Delinquents, The Oogars, The Lazy Eyes, Good Pash, Tuppaware Party and Misty Lanes all taking the stage. And, if the plethora of epic bands isn't enough, we've called on Polish Club & Psyched As to hit the decks taking us through to the A.M. with the finest boogie beats.


Chaperoning the recent renos was venue manager and all-round boss woman, Amanda Verratti, who as an avid gig goer herself, genuinely understood what the venue needed to thrive.

"So many people talked about seeing amazing shows in a difficult space, so we decided to make a change. The room had not been upgraded in over 5 years and we wanted to expand to allow for a greater space for bands to play on and for music lovers to see."

Now with a wider, taller stage and a dance floor comfortably holding 250 music lovers, Waywards is doing their part in bringing bands to a larger forum than your average pub gig. All the while giving punters a safe, inclusive and exciting place to party until 4am. 

Georgia June via The Lansdowne 

"[In the next 12 months] we hope to provide diverse programming across the venue. And, to see people staying out to see bands way past midnight while providing a safe and welcoming space for up and coming musicians to showcase"

With a cool decade in the Sydney pub game, managing Solotel institutions The CourtyThe Marly & Petersham Public HouseVerratti has witnessed not only a shift in the nighttime economy, but how punters visit pubs in general.


Amanda Verratti & Clint Ossington via Yeah Rad

"Customers want more than just a beer and a sit, it's about an entire experience from the moment they enter your venue. Competition is much more prevalent these days too. But it's made us better, because we've had to think bigger and more creatively."

The re-opening of Waywards has already witnessed bands like West Thebarton, The Gooch Palms and Shogun and the Sheets tearing up the stage and we're keen as hell to give it a big 'ol crack this weekend.

With 8 bands, 2 DJs, Childe giveaways & ice cold frothies, you've got plenty of reasons to Stay All Day. See ya there, mates.


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