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South Eveleigh Solstice Festival

Find food from Kylie Kwong's new diner, live entertainment and a workshop on native flora at this pop-up street party.
By Ben Hansen
May 25, 2021
By Ben Hansen
May 25, 2021

Sydney's newest food and drink precinct, South Eveleigh, will showcase its impressive slate of restaurants, bars and community activities as part of the city's new winter arts and food festival, Sydney Solstice. The historic inner-city site has been transformed with a slate of exciting new hospitality gems, shops and a community garden. To celebrate, the South Eveleigh team are inviting you to experience everything as part of a two-day pop-up street party.

Located just around the corner from Redfern Station, the South Eveleigh precinct will come to life with performances, art installations and music while the array of high-profile openings and local eateries sling delectable culinary options. Pop-up food stalls and bars will fill Locamotive Street from 5pm until close on Friday, June 18, and 11am until close on Saturday, June 19.

On hand across the precinct will be Kylie Kwong's brand new lunch spot, Lucky Kwong, and Matt Whiley (Scout) and Maurice Terzini's (Icebergs Dining Room & BarCiccia Bella) groundbreaking new sustainability-focused bar, Re, as well as RaRa Chan, Eat Fuh, Whitton, Steve Costi's Famous Fish, Fishbowl, Bekya, Pepper Seed Thai, Sushi Hon, North Sandwiches and Yoho Loco.

While you're venturing around looking at the new eateries, you can head up to the South Eveleigh Community Rooftop Garden where Indigenous Australian cultural and landscape design firm, Jiwah, will be running workshops educating the public on native flora integral to the land's Indigenous heritage. Plus, a bunch of beloved Sydney musicians will be in attendance over the two days to perform as part of a pop-up street party.

At the Locomotive Stage, you can see the likes of PNAU, Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma, Kota Banks and exciting young Korean rap crew 1300 take to the stage on Friday, alongside Genesis Owusu, Budjerah, Pricie and Royal Otis on the Saturday. The eclectic range of musicians will be performing inside a 139-year-old locomotive workshop that will be transformed into a live music venue.

Over at the FBi Stage, a slew of local musicians, DJs and performers will all take to the stage. The lineup, curated by the Sydney community radio station, will include the likes of B Wise, Stevan, Andy Garvey, Madem3Empress and Maina Doe.


Top image: Kitti Gould


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