Marrickville Festival set to return in 2017

Inner West Council’s Marrickville Festival is on soon.

The event brings together the inner west’s diverse and vibrant people, cultures, and creative communities with a feast of international cuisine, live music and entertainment.

An expected 60,000 festival-goers can look forward to a range of activities for the whole family with over 120 stalls displaying local produce, handmade artisan works and gifts as well as a wealth of entertainment set across several stages and the Kids’ Play Park.

One of Australia’s brightest musical talents, the rising indie rock artist, Timberwolf will be heading the bill on the Main Stage. With his previous last three singles receiving high radio air time across the country, 2017 has already seen Timberwolf tour nationally and perform his own headline shows and a number of coveted festival slots and international supports.

Also performing on the Main Stage will be George Washingmachine. The jazz violinist, vocalist and visual artist has been involved in the entertainment industry since last century. Having worked in television, theatre and film he gains the greatest pleasure through travelling around Australia and various parts of the world playing music and making art.

On The Break stage five local artists and bands will battle to win a recording session and the chance to play a paid gig at a future Council event. Plus performances from other musical acts such as Baldwins, an eight-piece progressive-soul band combining elements of soul, jazz, and rock.

The International Dance Stage will showcase some of the inner west’s finest emerging young talent, including performances from school bands and choirs as well as martial arts displays.

There’ll be plenty of fun to be had over at the Kids’ Play Park, with the Popping Nation All Stars showcase featuring dance battles between students from both the East and West Divisions. The All Stars will also be demonstrating their skills alongside their coaches, some of Australia's most renowned street dancers.

The fabulous Ace P. Freckle, one of Sydney's most accomplished and charming clowns will be performing a wonderful stage show called Slip Slop Slapstick, with expert juggling, magic, balloon sculpture, audience participation and crazy humour.

Meanwhile, Aerialize Sydney Aerial Theatre - the largest and longest-running circus school in Sydney - will be in the Rec Zone offering fun circus classes for all ages and abilities.

As always, a great range of hot food and deserts will be on offer from many international cuisines including Vietnamese, German, Nepalese, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Turkish and many more.

Marrickville Festival, along Marrickville and Illawarra Roads, is on Sunday 22 October 10am – 5pm. For a print quality image from last year’s festival, contact the Communication team.

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Page last updated: 06 Aug 2018