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Bondi Festival 2020 will not be going ahead in July as planned.

Rather than cancelling our 2020 program outright, we are planning to bring you a rescheduled and reimagined version of Bondi Festival from 3 – 11 October 2020.

Read our full statement.


Bondi Festival is a cutting-edge arts festival and an all-ages adventure zone that explodes into life every winter at the world’s most famous beach.

Every July Bondi is transformed into your winter playground by the sea, bringing families and culture vultures to experience local delights and international sensations.

This much-loved arts festival is Waverley Council’s flagship winter event, proudly presented in partnership with Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce.

“A sanctuary of warmth and fun away from the cold winter nights… it’s the place to be.”
Theatre Now

“An eclectic fortnight of fun and wonder.”
Concrete Playground

“I’d have moved to Bondi this week if I could. ✮✮✮✮✮
The Brag

The Story So Far:

Over the past 10 years Bondi Festival has built itself as a mid-winter institution for Bondi locals and visitors, as well as the local and national arts industry. Growing from humble roots (a couple of shows in a curtained meeting room), Bondi Festival is now a major event drawing robust crowds down to the beach in the off-season. Previously known as ‘Bondi Feast’ and ‘Bondi Winter Magic’, 2020 sees us launch our new rebranded and reinvigorated identity, Bondi Festival.

What:

17 days and nights of arty business. Bondi Festival is winter festival of comedy, theatre, cabaret, music, storytelling, arts, ice skating, hot food, cold drinks, family fun and much, much more.

Who:

Bondi Festival is presented by the good people at Waverley Council in partnership with Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce.

Where:

The 2020 program will have events all over Bondi, with the Festival Garden housed at North Bondi Park.

When:

3 – 19 July 2020

Tickets:

Tickets for all events are purchasable via our website. Tickets for all shows starting from $15 with some freebies chucked in for good measure. Check out our Terms and Conditions here.

Volunteer:

If you have nothing but time and energy and would like to give some of that, for a few hours, a few nights, or a few weeks, then please email bondifestival@waverley.nsw.gov.au and become part of the Festival family.


Our (especially awesome) festival staff

Festival Directors: Phil Spencer + Rachel Chant
Producer: Kim Walsh
Branding Agency: Hours After
Promo Photography: Robert Catto
2020 Festival models: Maggie Blinco, Michelle Ny, Mandela Mathia, Adriane Daff & Ava!

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