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Sham Fest '24

We're thrilled to unveil our plans for a venue accessibility update - the most significant upgrade since 1972! As a non-profit club, we're embarking on this journey through grants, fundraising, sponsorships, and community support. And to kick off our fundraising efforts, we're thrilled to announce "Sham Fest" - a weekend-long FREE music festival happening on Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th and featuring some of our favourite local live music acts!


Inspired by the vibrant festivals of Newtown and Marrickville, Sham Fest blends Petersham's unique flavour into the mix. This event marks the beginning of our mission to ensure everyone in our community can fully enjoy our club for years to come.


Inclusivity lies at the heart of Sham Fest. We've collaborated with the local deaf community to provide live music Auslan interpretation, with Gig Buddies volunteers onsite to chat to. Join us for two days of incredible live music, sea shanty singing, line dancing, lawn bowls, Finska games, and more!


Sham Fest '24 is just the beginning, made possible with support from Inner West Council, Philter Brewing, Gig Buddies, and Yeah Rad. Since our establishment in 1896, Petersham Bowling & Recreation Club has been a cornerstone of our community. Despite challenges over the years, we've stood strong, embracing creativity, sustainability, and inclusivity.


From rebuilding our club with a new board in 2006 to thriving as a vibrant, poker machine-free community hub today, we owe it all to the dedication of our volunteer Board, staff, and the unwavering support of our community. 


See you at Sham Fest! 


FREE ENTRY - Limited capacity 

Saturday 6th April

9:00 PM - Crocodylus

7:45 PM - Good Pash

6:45 PM - ADKOB

6 PM - Welcome to Country

4:30 PM - Astrovan

3:45 PM - Mvshroom People

2:30 PM - The Sticker Club


Sunday 7th April

7:30 PM - The Crooked Fiddle Band

6:00 PM - The Morrisons

5:45 PM - Mayor Darcy Byrne speech

DOWNSTAIRS STAGE - 4:30 PM - Peanut Gallery

4:00 PM - Marrickville Shanty Club

DOWNSTAIRS STAGE - 3:30 PM - Ultra Violet

2:30 PM - CJ Mifsud Line Dancing

Check out our acts! 

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