Bondi Festival 2020 — POSTPONED
A 15-day festival at Australia's most famous beach with a ferris wheel, a roller skating rink, theatre shows and art.
UPDATE: AUGUST 27, 2020 — First postponed from winter to spring, Bondi Festival will no longer go ahead in 2020 at all, with organisers today announcing it will now go ahead in winter 2021. We'll let you know when new dates are announced.
Usually, when winter rolls around, Bondi becomes a hub of ferris wheel rides, art shows, live music, history walks and fringe events for the annual Winter Magic and Bondi Feast events. This year, because of COVID-19, they're both being bumped to spring — and combined to create a mega-festival of art, food and soaring through the sky dubbed Bondi Festival.
Setting up next to Bondi Pavilion will be Bondi Vista, a ferris wheel that'll send you soaring 22 metres above the sand. From Saturday, September 26 till Saturday, October 10, you can go for a spin and feast your eyes on 360-degree views. On one side, you'll be gazing at wild waves, endless horizon and open sky. On the other, look out for glimpses of the city skyline.
If you prefer to spin in circles on the ground, you can do just that at a roller skating rink, which'll be hitting the beach for the first time. Between rides on both circular attractions, you can check out an extravaganza of circus, burlesque, comedy and theatre, with shows popping up throughout the suburb.
Of course, depending on the status of COVID-19 in September, the spring festival is likely to still have some restrictions on capacity, social distancing and hygiene. We'll let you know when these details are announced.
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