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Randwick Festival The Spot To Be Seen

By Marcus Braid on March 5, 2015 in News

Photo: Randwick City Council

Photo: Randwick City Council

Home to one of Sydney’s most loved cinemas, plenty of popular cafes and small bars, and close to the city, The Spot in Randwick is one of the most vibrant destinations in the Eastern Suburbs.

So it comes as no surprise that The Spot Festival, to be held on March 8, is Randwick’s biggest free outdoor event.

The festival is a huge celebration of food and music, with an array of market stalls to browse, free kids’ activities and roving performances.

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

On top of this, those in attendance can partake in tarot and tea leaf readings, relax in a bean bag chill out zone or get their dance on at the silent disco.

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

Randwick Mayor Ted Seng was excited about the prospect of another bumper event.

“Now in its eighth year, the highly anticipated Spot Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before and is the perfect way to mark the end of a great summer in Randwick City,” Mr Seng said.

“There will be a street party atmosphere with an array of international food and culture on display, plus there will many new activities for kids and teens as well as live entertainment and market stalls all day.”

This year’s festival highlights include a performance by The Martini Club. Armed with horns, guitars, sassy vocals, a DJ and an arsenal of percussion, they are renowned for livening up a party.

More than 10,000 locals and visitors are expected to 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 with their own plaque on the Australian Film Walk of Fame.

Plaques unveiled on the footpath outside the iconic Ritz Cinema in the past include Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto, Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet, Claudia Karvan, Steve Bisley and Michael Caton.

Cr Seng lauded the tight-knit community spirit evident in Randwick that will again be on display at the festival.
“The Spot Festival is well-loved by our residents and holds a special place in the hearts of the many regulars who attend year in, year out,” Cr Seng said.

“We have a wonderful community spirit in Randwick City and this is always clearly on show at The Spot Festival.”

Taking place on the corner of Perouse Road and St Pauls Street, the festival will be on from 1pm to 8pm on Sunday, March 8. This vibrant community street party is not to be missed. For more information, visit or email