Marrickville Festival returns for 2018

Friday, 12 October 2018


The Marrickville Festival will be held on Sunday, 21 October 2018, from 10am–5pm. 

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 over 120 stalls displaying local produce, handmade artisan works and gifts, as well as a wealth of entertainment, including a Main Stage program, International Dance Floor, The Break music competition and a range of free activities for kids and the whole family.

The Main Stage lineup includes jazz funk collective Funk Engine and electro didgeridoo act Didgimatix, with rock steady reggae band, King Tide, headlining.

The Break Stage features a competition celebrating young local performers, with winners announced at 3:25pm.

The International Stage will see a number of cultures represented, from Polynesian and Flamenco dancers, to the drummers of Papa Mbaye and Chosani Afrique.

The Kids' Play Park showcases pint sized talent from local martial arts academies and dance schools, as well as storytelling and a break dancing demonstration.


Main Stage

MC:                    Bryce Mills

10:00am:        Krystel Diola (DJ)

10:00am:        Seven Suns

10:40am:        Funk Engine

11:20am:          Mary Heart Band

12:00pm:        Official welcome

12:40pm:         Didgimatix

1:20pm:           The Protesters

2:05pm:          Liz Martin Band

2:55pm:           Edens March

4:00pm:          King Tide

Break Stage

MC:                   Tess Connery

10:00am:       Brent Cox – DJ

10:00am:       Batterie

10:35am:        Dande and The Lion

11:10am:          The Social Norm

11:45am:         I Know You Know

12:25pm:        The Break competition

12:25pm:        Hill

1:00pm:          Ducks

1:35pm:           Martha

2:10pm:           Rpemmz

2.45pm:          Stolen Shoes

3.10pm:           Judging discussion
3:25pm:          The Break competition winner announced

3:25pm:          The Fungus

4:00pm:         Stellar Addiction

International Stage

MC:                 Robbie Keswick

10:00am:     Inner West Voices
10:35am:      Dorothy Cowie School of Dancing

11:10am:        Andalus Arabic Choir

11:50am:       Redfern Dance Company

12:30pm:      Polynesian Show

1:05pm:        Los Carmonas Flamenco

1:35pm:         Inner West Community Band

2:20pm:        Sydney Dance Rhythms

3:05pm:        Greek Zorba Show
3:35pm:         Papa Mbaye and Chosani Afrique

4:25pm:         Donna Jean's Danceforce

Kids' Play Park

MC:                 Sam Baran
10:00am:     Giants Martial Arts Demonstration

10:40am:     Storytelling Gurranga Bumarri
11:10am:        Australian Martial Arts Academy

12:00pm:     Polynesian Show

12:35pm:      Dare to Shine
1:10pm:          Greek Dancing Group – The Nassibian Dancers

1:40pm:         Sydney Self Defence

2:25pm:        Suara Indonesian Dance

2:55pm:        Storytelling Gurranga Bumarri
3:30pm:       Popping Nation and the Dulwich Hill Primary Poppers

3:55pm:       The Majestic Players

Young Talent
MC:                  Tim Stackpool
10:00am:       Stanmore Public School Juggernaut Band
10:35am:        Wilkins Public School Junior and Senior Choir
11:05am:         Marrickville West Public School Hip Hop Group
11:30am:         Marrickville Public School Junior Choir
11:55am:         Marrickville West Primary School Combined Choir
12:25pm:        Marrickville Public School Senior Choir
12:55pm:        Marrickville West Primary School Senior Concert Band
1:25pm:           Ferncourt Public School Music Groups
2:10pm:           Marrickville Public School Concert Band
2:45pm:          Marrickville West Primary School Rock Band
3:15pm:           Wilkins Public School Concert Band
3:45pm:          Marrickville High School Rock Band

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

Marrickville Festival will be held along Marrickville and Illawarra Roads and is proudly hosted by Inner West Council.

Marrickville Festival is generously sponsored by Devine Real Estate and Petersham RSL, and by media partner, Inner West Courier.


For further information, please contact Alethea Dean 9392 5334.                            





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