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.
The festival boasts a roll call of Australia’s finest and funniest including; Tessa Waters, Asher Treleaven, Demi Lardner, Barney Duncan, The Impromptunes, Zoe Coombes Marr, Stu Bowden, Caleb Lewis, Clara Cupcakes, Becky Lucas & stacks more but you get the idea, good humans.
Now in its sixth year, the 2018 festival will be a monster, showcasing over 160 artists in 70 performances across two weeks from 17-28 July with plenty of surprises thrown in.
Submissions for the 2018 festival will open on 5 Feb 2018.
“[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 of arty business. Bondi Feast is a pop-up winter festival of comedy, theatre, music, storytelling, arts and hot foods, all washed down with some mulled cider.
Who? Bondi Feast is presented by the good people at Waverley Council.
Where? This massive program spans six venues, all at the Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach. (map link)
When? 17 – 28 July 2018 (Tuesday – Saturday nights).
Why? It’s winter, so we’re throwing a party. Take that winter.
Tickets? Tickets for all shows range from $10 – $30, with some freebies chucked in for good measure.
Bookings? Coming soon.
Food? Hot food will be available every single night from 6pm – close.
Drink? The bar opens every night from 6pm, with happy hour from 6 – 7pm. Mulled cider anyone?
Parking? Paid parking is available around the Bondi Pavilion, the hourly price is $7.20/hour between 7am and 7pm, with free parking after 7pm along Queen Elizabeth Drive and Park Drive North (1 June to 30 August).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and become part of the Feast crowd.
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