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Randwick Festival Hits The Spot

By Dan Hutton on March 7, 2013 in News

Photo: Randwick City Council

With its beautiful art deco cinema and a swag of top quality restaurants and cafes, The Spot is a popular entertainment hub at the best of times. But on Sunday, March 10, the intersection of St Paul’s Street and Perouse Road in Randwick is poised to take things to the next level as an anticipated crowd of more than 10,000 locals and visitors turn out for the annual Spot Festival, feasting their senses on international food specialities, non-stop live entertainment and the chance to see famous Aussie actors honoured on the Australian Film Walk of Fame.

The Spot Festival, organised by Randwick City Council, is the perfect end of summer celebration and, as such, it is fast becoming one of Sydney’s favourite street festivals.

On the day of the festival, Council will close down the roads at The Spot and build a vibrant community street party complete with a three stages and numerous outdoor market stalls selling everything from food and drinks to fashion and homewares.

Adding to this, each year a small selection of well-known Aussie actors are inducted into the Australian Film Walk of Fame, with plaques unvelied on the footpath outside the iconic Ritz Cinema. Previous actors celebrated include Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto, Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet, Claudia Karvan, Steve Bisley and Michael Caton.

According to Randwick Mayor Tony Bowen, there is no other festival in Sydney quite like The Spot Festival.

“There really is something quite unique about The Spot Festival,” Cr Bowen said. “With three stages of live entertainment, an exciting array of food and market stalls, a festival bar, and the opportunity to get up close to your favourite Australian actors, all within Randwick’s atmospheric The Spot shopping village, it’s a day with a real buzz for everyone.”

“Now in its sixth big year, The Spot Festival has more to offer than ever before, so make sure you hit The Spot on Sunday, March 10 to see what all the fuss is about and join in the fun,” Cr Bowen added.

For more information about The Spot Festival, please visit