Time Out says
Head to Sydney's most famous shore for live shows, winter warmers and some family fun
UPDATE, Jun 23: The start of Bondi Festival has been delayed to Tuesday, Jun 29 in light of the ongoing Covid situation. Find out more here.
Sydney's iconic beach will transform into a winter playground this school holidays with family fun, hidden gems and over 30 hand-picked live shows that won’t break the bank but that will bring the joy.
Grab a friend and hop on a giant Ferris wheel, the Bondi Vista, to take in the 360-degree views of Bondi's surrounds. Then shimmy into some skates (and grab a push-along penguin if you’ve got a little one with you) and enjoy the only beachside ice-skating rink in Australia.
There'll be entertainment all day and night during the festival at the Wayside Chapel, with lung-busting comedy, globe-trotting circus performances and award-winning cabaret. Get cosy by the fire for storytelling events every Saturday night with Bondi Fireside, or enjoy a live music program featuring Australia’s foremost Indigenous blues performer Marlene Cummins and indi-pop bandits Pirra.
Love interactive entertainment? Guru Dudu will be leading a silent disco walking tour of Bondi – listen to dance music and hilarious commentary about Bondi as you walk (or more likely gambol) along. Or join the immersive theatre game Werewolves – every member of the audience gets a character card and tries to find out who the lycanthropes are among the group. And try to suppress a tear as artist Malcolm Whittaker performs a walking show about beloved dogs, My Best Friend.
Magician Harry Milas presents an eerie, scary magic show titled Moss, while those in search of a laugh should flock to see Triple J's Michael Hing, Bec Melrose in Absolute Goose or Concetta Caristo's autobiographical story of starting a new life with a new identity, Siena.
Dancer Ryuichi Fujimura presents a funny 30-minute piece that is likely to revise your feelings about contemporary dance, Fall! Falter!! Dance!!! For the kids, physical theatre piece A Bee Story uses circus and acrobatics to tell a fun story about sustainability, and the ARIA-nominated children’s band the Vegetable Plot bring their mission of ‘love and peas’ to the party.
You can expect your favourite local business to get involved in the Bondi Festival. Bondi Public Bar houses an aptly titled one-woman show, How to Drink Wine like a Wanker, and Bondi Beach cafés, bars and restaurant partners will be offering a whole host of ‘Festival Finds’ and discounts along the way, all to make your day in Bondi one to remember this winter.
Check out the website for more details.
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