Let Marrickville Festival 2016 entertain you

Inner West Council’s Marrickville Festival is on soon.

The much-loved event features over 120 stalls of local produce, handmade goods, and international foods.

As well, there’s entertainment for all ages – including a Main Stage, International Dance Floor, The Break music competition, and free activities for kids.

Well known Indigneous singer and actor Ursula Yovich will star on the Main Stage. Her unique and powerful voice has been described as bush honey and smoke. She’ll play an eclectic set of blues and soul originals, and some classic blues covers.

Ursula was recently listed as one of the Top 21 most iconic Women of the Australian Stage, Page and Screen by The Age newspaper.

Stormcellar, a roots rock band noted for their original compositions and free-form approach to blues, folk, and country rock, will also play Main Stage. Their music is often integrated with sonic experimentation and an eclectic range of styles.

South African-born Australian musician Jeremy Gregory will bring his R&B/soul/urban powerhouse vocals and stage presence to the Festival, while four-piece band Edens March will showcase their upbeat concoction of guitar, drums, harmony and vocal play.

Over on The Break stage, six local bands will battle to win a recording session and the opportunity to play a paid gig at a future Council event. Plus eight musical acts will feature including The Hadron Colliders, a melodic indie rock band from the inner west.

Audiences will see many styles of dance on the International Dance Floor stage – Argentinian folk, Aboriginal dancers Gamarada Boys, and Bellydance.

For the kids there’s real-life sisters The La La Sistarz, a hula hoop duo specialising in performance, roving and workshops, and Earthbeats Children's Music will introduce the music concepts of beat, rhythm, pitch, melody, tempo and dynamics through play, puppets and plenty of fun.

As well popping crew Stale Biskitz, Levi the Village Blacksmith, and Suara Indonesian Dance Kids will make appearances, while a jumping castle, fitness playground and face painters will also keep the kids amused.

As always, the range of food will span the globe. Cuisine from Vietnam, Netherlands, Venezuela, Southern California, Russia, Turkey, France, Africa, Portugal, China, Italy, Greece, Mexico and Spain will all be available.

Marrickville Festival, along Marrickville and Illawarra Roads, is on Sunday 23 October 10am – 5pm. For a print quality image from last year’s festival, contact the Communication team.

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Page last updated: 20 Nov 2018