Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said Bondi Festival has hit all the right notes for creating a Council event that delivers social benefits and helps the local economy.
“Not only is this festival something that brings together arts lovers, families, and visitors to Bondi to have a great time, but it is also something that supports artists, and local businesses to thrive”, Mayor Masselos said. “We’ve listened to the community about what events are important, and fun and inclusive COVID-safe activities top the list.”
Wayside Chapel on Roscoe Street is home to the pop-up Bondi Festival Performance Hub hosting intimate performances, and Roscoe Street Mall will be transformed into the Bondi Festival Backyard, a chill-out zone with sustainability pop-ups every Saturday morning.
The Festival will close with a live music storytelling performance, The Last Shot featuring GiiMusic and Akala. This rounds out the First Nations music program featuring Australia’s foremost Indigenous blues performer Marlene Cummins and indi-pop bandits Pirra, demonstrating in action how to “Heal Country!”, in celebration of NAIDOC week.
“The last year has taught us that we are stronger when we work together,” Mayor Masselos said. “We can only put on a spectacular and affordable festival because of our partners, our volunteers, and our patrons.”
Bondi Festival is presented by Waverley Council and the Bondi and District Chamber of Commerce.
Switzerland Tourism is the Festival’s Leadership Partner and Hours After is the Festival’s Branding Partner.
Bondi Festival is a COVID-safe event. Safety measures include:
- Capacity limits in line with NSW Health Orders
- Increased cleaning and hygiene measures
- Check-in required for all visitors
- Visitors are encouraged to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and practice good hand hygiene.
Bondi Festival 2021 runs from 25 June to 11 July.
Tickets on sale at bondifestival.com.au