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Randwick Festival Hits The Spot

By Kate Myers on March 3, 2016 in News

Photo: Randwick City Council

Photo: Randwick City Council

On Sunday, March 6, The Spot Festival, Randwick’s biggest annual outdoor festival, will take place, showcasing the best in local food, shopping and entertainment.

Now in its ninth year, the festival has become an important date in the Randwick calendar, bringing together the diversity and vibrancy of the local community.

Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza said the festival offers something for all ages and interests.

“Our winning formula of live music, food, culture and entertainment means there is something for everyone,” Cr D’Souza said. “The festival brings the community together in a fun and enjoyable environment and is the perfect way to enjoy the end of summer with family and friends.”

The Spot is renowned as a culinary destination, with the festival showcasing the unique selection of cuisines from local businesses, including French, Chinese, German, Turkish, Thai and Mexican food. The annual pizza-eating competition has become a firm favourite at the festival, testing the willpower of local pizza lovers and providing some serious laughs.

Those who enjoy the chance to bust a move are encouraged to rock on down to the main stage on St Pauls Street, where the best in home-grown talent will be on show. Music has become a highlight of the festival, and this year looks to be no different, with a stellar line up including Ky Baldwin, Hot Potato, the ever-popular Martini Club and Victoria Avenue.

For those interested in acts with a more global flavour, the Harmony Stage on Perouse Road will showcase the best in international entertainment including Chinese lion dancers, African music and a Bollywood-style performance that is sure to have everyone on their feet.

Families with smaller children fear not, as the Kids Corner will have you covered. Visit the Bubble Man, feed animals in the petting zoo, go wild on the jumping castle, or get transformed into your favourite character at the face painting stall.

The day is not just about food and music, with an Instagram booth, live art demonstration, fortune teller and a pop up library just a few of the other fun activities on offer.

Councillor D’Souza said that he hopes that all residents will make the most of everything the festival has to offer and take advantage of the chance to celebrate the local community.

“The Spot Festival has grown to become a favourite in the Eastern Suburbs event circuit, attracting over 20,000 people over the course of the day,” he said. “It is by far Randwick’s biggest free outdoor festival – a splendid multicultural celebration.”

The Spot Festival takes place on the March 6 from 1-8pm at the corner of St Pauls Street and Perouse Road, Randwick.. For more information visit