Sri Lankan Festival at QVM

Celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year at Queen Vic Market's food- and music-filled festival.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on March 14, 2024


Queen Vic Market is set to immerse visitors in the vibrant traditions of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year for a fifth year, promising a unique cultural outing on Sunday, April 28.

From 10am–4pm, punters can follow the sound of live music and the scents of vibrant Sri Lankan cuisine to QVM's Sheds C and D, where all the festivities will take place.

Sri Lankan Festival Queen Victoria Market

Food plays a huge part in Sinhala and Tamil New Year, so it's no surprise that a heap of food trucks will take up some of the prime positions within the market. Head to Taka Taka Kottu, Spice Garden, Don Daddy and more to find Sri Lankan dishes like kottu roti, devilled chicken and hoppers.

Once you've got some food, park yourself at one of the picnic tables to catch some live music from Shivantha Wijesinha and The Batterii Band, dance routines from Tiya Dance Troupe and some live cooking demos from Don Sherman (AKA the Singing Chef). Sherman puts on a proper show and cooks delicious food, so pop by prior to getting your produce and let him inspire your shopping and cooking for the week.

Queen Vic Market

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