Bondi Festival is an arts festival and all-ages adventure zone that erupts into life every year at the world's most famous beach. Having postponed the July festival due to public health restrictions, the 2020 festival has been rescheduled and reimagined, designed to inject arts, culture and a little bit of joy back into Bondi this spring.
Over 15 dazzling days the program will feature an assortment of breath-taking performances, laugh out loud shows, immersive experiences, and out-there family fun.
This year's festival will continue to showcase an incredible arts program, as well as welcoming back the cherished Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel and a brand new attraction, the Bondi Roller Rink. Each step through the iconic suburb will unveil new experiences with local businesses and storefronts transformed into temporary theatres for artists to amaze with mind-bending shows.
"It's been a rollercoaster ride planning the Festival this year" said co-director Phil Spencer. "Because of this new world we're living in, the shape, scale and scope of the Festival is going to be different"
"But we know that the vibrant program we're bringing together for this year will be the much-needed pick-me-up people have been craving these last few months," added co-director Rachel Chant.
Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos said, "COVID-19 has greatly affected our local businesses and our capacity to hold cultural events in our public spaces."
"As the curve begins to flatten, I'm very pleased to be welcoming people back to Bondi and excited about our future events, especially our exciting Bondi Festival, of course subject to the relevant Public Health Orders and consultation with the Minister for Health and Medical Research."
"The festival promises to have something for everyone, including lovers of live performance and family-friendly activities including the Bondi ferris wheel and the new Bondi roller skating rink."
"It's through the ongoing responsible behaviour of our community that we now have an opportunity to bring some joy back to Bondi in Spring through this celebration of arts, culture and entertainment in Waverley. And I thank our residents and visitors for helping us flatten the curve," she said.