Watch music performances in the sunshine and celebrate the history of a suburb at one of Sydney’s largest spring festivals
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, stretching from Ward Park to Shannon Reserve and from Crown Street to Hill Street, with live music performances, kids’ activities, art trails, food and produce and market stalls. You'll also get a behind-the-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 local artist Martin Sharp.
Entry is by donation and all funds raised on the day go to towards the community programs of the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre.