Forget about that chill in the air, and head to Bondi this winter. Over a two-week period starting Tuesday, July 18, the fifth annual Bondi Feast will bring together Sydney performance artists, stand-up comedians and foodies to give you good reason to hit the beach — even though temperatures are low. From eats and drinks to all kinds of art, Bondi Pavilion will play host to a cultural feast bigger than before, with 40 shows and 158 Australian artists set to perform across six different stages, plus a pop-up bar and food vendors dishing out tasty eats all throughout the festival.
Think of this year's Bondi Feast as a mini Dark Mofo, with plenty to keep you entertained. There'll be 24-hour plays, private storytellings in Bondi Pavilion lifts that last only as long as your ride, a cappella performances and comedic appearances by the likes of writer and actress Zoë Norton Lodge with her show, Story Club: Solo, Jack Gow who will publicly explore his quarter-life crisis, and female a cappella group Ginger & Tonic's brilliant For Love or Money.
Your tastebuds won't be bored either with a different food vendor serving pop-up eats every night. This year you can expect Latin American snacks served up by Bondi Rumba, warming treats from Deutschland by The German Hut and fragrant paella whipped up by Paella del Mar.
Tickets for each show range from free to $20, so the festival won't leave your wallet hurting, but will help cure any seasonal blues. The complete calendar of events can be found here.
Image: Robert Catto.