Rock out at the Sydney Road Street Party
- Fri Feb 28 - Sun Mar 01 2020
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The main artery of Melbourne’s northern suburbs is blocked off this Sunday to make way for one of the biggest street parties of the year.
It’s block party time this Sunday as the Sydney Road Street Party kicks off signalling the raucous start of the Brunswick Music Festival (March 9-22). From midday this busy shopping street will be packed with five stages full of music, the area’s shops and venues will be open and in party mode, and there will be Melbourne's food truck all-stars to keep you fed and watered.
This festival is a huge family event with the main drag looking like Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on a Saturday night as families go for the music, the pop-up market and to bump in to just about everyone who lives in the north and beyond.
Anna Jacobs from Festival Events and Marketing says the Sydney Road Street Party is quite simply one of the best free and family-friendly days out in Brunswick. “It’s a chance to catch a stack of live music across five official street stages, the dedicated Kid's Stage features purveyors of music to get the whole brood movin' and a shakin',” says Anna. “All Day Fritz, a Bollywood workshop with Jamel Kaur Singh, Melbourne's Yacht Rock Extravaganza Kahlua Breeze and the beautifully simple and powerful four-piece Go Get Mum.”
There is also the Blak Dot Gallery Artist Market, featuring First Nations music, food, stalls and workshops, a plant sale at Brunswick Mechanics Institute, plus street performances and community stalls all along the street. This year's event also boasts a brand new food truck park featuring Triple R DJs.
Leave the car at home and hop on the train or tram to Sydney Road Street Party 2020, set to be the biggest and best yet.
Don’t miss the following at the festival:
The Burnt Sausages
Performing hits from The White Bread Album, the Burnt Sausages describe themselves, quite rightly, as “BBQ Punk”. Always a highlight of the Sydney Road Street Party for kids, the Sausages come dressed in full meaty outfits with their backup dancers including a life-sized slice of bread. Hits include Too Many Onions, Get Out of My Grill and Salad Ballad for the vegetarians.
Engakeng-Eng (Song) Stage at 22.20pm
The Spotted Mallard party
Curated by Magic Dirt’s Adalita, who will also be DJing in the late afternoon, music venue The Spotted Mallard will have this hand-picked range of musicians playing from 2pm. Kids are welcome and the Mallard has the only balcony that opens on to the Sydney Road festivities so get in quick.
314 Sydney Road, from 2pm
Mr Fancy Plants
The Brunswick Mechanics Institute is having a huge plant sale from retailer Mr Fancy Plants so green thumbs should get down there early. There will also be DJs in the Institute forecourt and wines by Brunswick’s very own urban winery Noisy Ritual.
270 Sydney Road, from midday
Where: Sydney Road Brunswick
When: Sunday March 1
Get more info and download the program and map here.
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