As a celebration of one of Sydney’s most iconic suburbs, Surry Hills Festival is set to return in 2016 for its 14th year. On September 24, the vibrant streets of Surry Hills are going to be buzzing with excitement – featuring a massive lineup of music, arts, food, and of course, all things quintessentially Sydney. Spread across Ward Park, Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, The Clock Hotel, laneways and a bunch of different venues – Surry Hills Festival is a special invitation to everyone to come and immerse themselves in a creative hub loved by all.

The free family-friendly event is going to feature live jams from LANKS, Iluka, Hey Geronimo, Castlecomer, Allan Smithy, Kahlo, Pirra, Dweeb City, and more! You can also anticipate the return of the highly popular Pop Up Stage showcasing up and coming artists from the Australian Institute of Music.

Alongside this, you can also expect to find an array of collaborative public artworks and free workshops; from festival-favourites like the Surry Sock Puppets, to new acts and art projects like The Surry Hills Wall of Fame and the Popping Pom Poms.

2016’s festival is a tribute to the rich history, colourful culture, diversity and community spirit of Surry Hills. All funds raised on the day will be put towards some of the vital programs at Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre.

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