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Surry Hills Festival 2017

Surry Hills' annual street party is back with tours of the suburb's creative spaces, live art and free music.
By Jasmine Crittenden
August 08, 2017
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Surry Hills Festival 2017

Surry Hills' annual street party is back with tours of the suburb's creative spaces, live art and free music.
By Jasmine Crittenden
August 08, 2017
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For one magnificent spring day, Surry Hills will turn itself over to its beloved annual festival this Saturday, September 23. You can expect the usual explosion of creativity and music, with pop-up spaces, laneway experiments and hidden pop-up bars complementing all-day live music and markets in Shannon Reserve and Ward Park. And it's all free, free, free.

Heading the music lineup is Sydney's own Thandi Phoenix, alongside local hip hop duo Coda Conduct, folk artist Joe Mungovan and self-described "psychedelic carnie-hop prog-rock band" Ungus Ungus Ungus.

When you're not kicking back to the music, you can get active on guided tours of Surry Hills' creative spaces and architecture, along which you'll meet all kinds of local artists and creatives. A brand new art project Double Take will also launch on festival day, which will see artists curate a trail of projections and installations along Devonshire Street. This will run for three weeks, until Sunday, October 15.

Plus, there'll be heaps of other things happening to keep you entertained, including roving art performances, projections and plenty of food stalls.

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