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July 2019 E-News

Winter Nights, Sizzling Shows

The Festival Garden is splendid, the fire pits are smoking and the venues are pumping – this year’s Bondi Feast has been well worth the wait! We cannot wait to see you this weekend for a host of delightful theatrical treats. Plan your trip, book your tickets, download the festival app and come join the Feast.

A Huge Weekend Ahead

On Tuesday we launched the festivities with our SOLD OUT Gala Night – and thanks to the enigmatic idiocy of our wondrous emcee, Juan Versuvius, none of us will ever think about a simple show plug in the same way again. Now, the glorious mayhem that is Bondi Feast is well and truly under way!

Shows are selling fast (and selling out!), drinks are peddling out the door (courtesy of our steampunk bicycle Wine Machine) and we’ve wed dozens of happy couples on the bouncy castle (as you do).

Check out our weekend planner below, or just pop down and take a punt!

“Every year the Bondi Feast grows and impresses with excellence… a great night, enormous fun and I want to go to every one of these shows. Let’s hear a bit of a whoop for the Bondi Feast!”
Reviews by Judith

Talk Around Town

  • Check out Audrey journal’s Diary of a (co)Festival Director, penned by Feast’s directing team Phil Spencer and Rachel Chant in the countdown to opening this year’s festival.
  • Read our chat with State of the Art about what it takes to create nightlife in Sydney in Winter.
  • Take a look at Sydney Morning Herald’s chat with the team from Casting Off.
  • Still not sure what to see this weekend, well Concrete Playground have a quick Feast guide for you to trust.

Your Weekend Festival Planner


7pm: Kick off with an improvised musical from sell-out, world touring Impromptunes“An unadulterated concoction of excitement, danger and hilarity.” ★★★★★ Time Out

8pm: Grab a tasty veggie nachos from Eat. Art. Truck and settle in by the fire pits.

8.30pm: For dessert you can spend an ooey, gooey delight of an hour with Nigella Lawson in Nigella: Love Bites.

9.30pm: Quick bathroom break and a one-song gig in Folk Off.

9.45pm: Bring in that Friday night feeling with a romping, queer history of house music with I Am Your Deejay from comedy heavy-hitter Juan Versuvius.


3.30pm: Start early with Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour of beautiful Bondi: “The sheer joy that this ingenious tour infuses you with is infectious” ★★★★★ (Broadway Baby)

6pm: After a walk along the beach, come back to the Festival Garden and pedal for your glass of wine on our all-new Wine Machine activation in the garden. You’ll earn that Shiraz. We promise.

7pm: Fancy spending a night with Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen? Well, we’ve got the stupendous Lisa Woodbrook’s It’s Not Me, It’s DEFINITELY You.

8.15pm:  Strap in for stories of love, loss, casino showgirls and a solitary drag queen with kleptomania. Drag Queen Stole My Dress is ★★★★★ comedy gold.

9.45pm: Award-winning cabaret siren Anya Anastasia is “the lovechild of Kate Bush and Tim Minchin” (Fest Mag UK) and will wow crowds with an evening of confessional and comical songs and stories.

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