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Saturday 15 October 2011
7pm - 12am
Manning Bar
Access $46.75 + bf from Access
General $55 + bf from (ph ) and Moshtix

Its official. The Boroughs - the boutique New York-inspired arts and culture festival - will bring the highly influential punk band the New York Dolls to Australia this October!

For the first time since 2007, the 70s icons will reach Australian shores in all their glamour and glory. This time, it'll be as spokespeople and headline performers for The Boroughs, which happen in Sydney on October 15. The show will feature a stellar line-up of Australian and international music and arts guests, spearheaded by the Dolls.

The Boroughs Culture & Music Festival is a unique and collaborative approach to music, fashion, film and everything that defines New York City, a sub-cultural hub where individuals walk to the beat of their own drum. It is a national event inspired by the underground culture of the five boroughs of New York.

A single day, licensed 18+ event, The Boroughs incorporates international and cutting- edge bands, DJs, visual artists, film-makers and fashion designers. This year, you can expect to walk into an urban streetscape representative of the industrial edge of New York. From the main-stage area where bands and DJs play a mix of indie, rock, electronic and hip-hop, wander through alleyways to discover bars, art installations, galleries, a pop-up cinema, market stalls and fashion displays.

Building on the success of The Boroughs art gallery concept in 2010, 2011 will see The Boroughs roll out a host of competitions leading up to the event in the field of art, music, skate, film and fashion. Each competition offers patrons a chance to bring their own creative talent to the festival. For more information, head to

Without doubt, the perfect cultural fit for The Boroughs is one of New York's most influential musical exports, New York Dolls. Formed in 1971, the raw, pioneering punk outfit and its mainstay members, David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, paved the way for music to come. In 2010 in a castle in the North of England, the two worked together on a new Dolls album (their fifth to date) titled Dancing Backwards In High Heels.

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