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The beloved Surry Hills Festival is returning on September 22 to celebrate the dynamic urban community of Sydney.

The festival will feature glowing street sculptures, large scale projection arts and wonderful pop-up garden performances, guaranteeing a memorable celebration for the entire community.

This year’s Surry Hills Festival celebrations are kicking off early, with the amazing arts program beginning September 13.

The program aims to commemorate the culturally vibrant suburb with a series of mesmerising art installations and community involvement.

The festival will also showcase great food and beverages provided by the best local eateries, fresh produce stalls, a themed picnic, art and design highlights, guided tours and exciting workshops for people of all ages.

The Surry Hills Festival previously dropped an awesome music lineup featuring the likes of Joyride, DOBBY, Rackett, and Crocodylus on the Ward Park and Shannon Reserve stages.

The celebration will also provide some great local DJs for the official Surry Hills festival after party, with the popular AIM Pop Up Stage returning to Tudor Reserve and the Clock Hotel for another year.

All funds raised through the festival’s sponsors, partners, volunteers and donations will go towards community programs run by the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre.

The donations will go towards people of low socio-economic status and individuals from linguistically diverse backgrounds struggling with work and education. Funds will also aid marginalised groups such as the elderly, homeless, people with social anxieties or mental illness.

This year’s annual Surry Hills Festival will be a brilliant celebration of the creative glue that binds the culturally rich suburb together, and all proceeds will go towards those in the community who need it most.

Check out all the dates and the full music lineup here.

Themed Tours

1. Art/Architecture Creative Trail – Saturday 25 August
2. Craft Beer Creative Trail Saturday – 15 September
3. Art/Architecture Creative Trail – Saturday 15 September
4. St Peters Church Choir & local history – Sunday 16 September
5. Surry Hills Spring Tasting Trail Thursday – 20 September
6. Festival Highlights, Art & Heritage – 22 September

Music Lineup

Joyride
Rackett
King Tide
Dobby
Chymes
The Very Famous Siverbeats
The Hideaways
Matt-Boylan Smith
Jackie Brown JR
Iluka
Pirra
Crocodylus
Capitana
Homewerk
The Big Ilch
Microwave Jenny

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August 21, 2018