Surry Hills Festival
RETURNING FOR ITS 15th year, Surry Hills Festival draws an impressive crowd of 60,000 people for a day of free, family-friendly entertainment.
It’s one of the biggest local festivals in spring, in spaces around the suburb including Ward Park, Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, Devonshire Street, Hill Street and laneways, with live music performances, kids’ activities, art trails, food and produce and market stalls. You’ll also get a behindthe-scenes glimpse at what makes Surry Hills tick in walking tours of the area. Kick back and enjoy performances from soultronica singer-songwriter Thandi Phoenix, hip-hop duo Coda Conduct, indie folkster Joe Mungovan, psychedelic gypsy rock band Ungus Ungus Ungus, and plenty more.
This year the festival is introducing Double Take, a curated trail of projection and pop-up installations along Devonshire Street curated by local creatives Esem Projects, which will run from Surry Hills Festival on Saturday September 23 until Sunday October 15. Also announced is the Most Amazing Devonshire Tea, Ever: a bold, immersive installation inspired by late, great local artist Martin Sharp. Entry is by donation and all funds raised on the day go towards the community programs of the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre.