Bondi Feast is a fringe-style winter festival, celebrating the best in home-grown theatre, music, comedy, visual arts and food. Housed at the iconic Bondi Pavilion, over the past five years Bondi Feast has showcased the work of 700+ artists, housed 25+ pop-up food vendors and drawn crowds of 10,000+ to see art. By the beach. In winter.
Now in its fifth year, the 2017 festival will be bigger than ever before, showcasing over 150 artists in 60 performances across two weeks from 18 – 29 July.
“[The] Bondi Pavilion is transformed into a sanctuary of warmth and fun away from the cold winter nights… it’s the place to be.” (Theatre Now)
“Bondi Feast is an eclectic fortnight of fun and wonder.” (Concrete Playground)
“I’d have moved to the Pav this week if I could. ✮✮✮✮✮” (The Brag)
We know festivals can be complicated beasts, so we’ve put everything you need to know right here, to help you get in on the action.
WHAT? 10 nights. 60+ performances. 150+ artists. Bondi Feast is a pop-up winter festival of comedy, music, theatre, storytelling, visual arts and hot foods, all washed down with some mulled cider.
WHO? Bondi Feast is presented by the good people at Waverely Council.
WHERE? This massive program spans five venues, all at the Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach. (map link)
WHEN? 18 – 29 July (Tuesday – Saturday nights).
WHY? It’s winter, so we’re throwing a party. Take that winter.
TICKETS? Tickets for all shows range from $15 – $20, with some freebies chucked in for good measure.
BOOKING? If you know what day you are coming, but not what to see, head to the Calendar HERE and pick some shows. OR if you know what you want to see, but not what date it’s on, head to the Program HERE and find it.
FOOD? There’s a new food vendor every single night from 6pm – close.
DRINK? The bar opens every night from 6pm, with happy hour from 6 – 7pm.
VOLUNTEER? So if you’re reading this thinking – hey, this looks like a scene I want to be a part of, then you are from New York in the middle to late ’60s. For everyone else read on: if you have nothing but time and energy and would like to give some of that, for a few hours, or a few nights, then please email email@example.com and become part of the Feast crowd.
APPLY? Submissions for Bondi Feast 2017 OPEN Monday 27 March. Submissions CLOSE Sunday 23 April. Artist Info Evening Monday 10 April (RSVP here).