The Entertainment Quarter, Sydney’s iconic entertainment, dining and leisure precinct, has revealed details of the family friendly programming visitors can expect as its new, one of a kind EQ Sunday Festival kicks off on Sunday, 11th December from 10am through to 4pm.
Highlights include free all ages music workshops led by Tom Harding aka Tom The Pom, which will cover both drumming and ukulele, and are perfect for those with an interest in music, looking to finesse their skills, or simply seeking a fun and unique experience.
In what is sure to be a delight for the senses, The CRUD Muffins will be bringing their immersive, design-led CRUD Space to the Entertainment Quarter, which is dedicated to letting the imagination roam free through creative play. Here their practising artists and art educators will host three free activities.
These include Mystic Masks, which invites visitors to create their very own, take home masks, Bendy Buddies, where participants will be able to build and customise their own hand-sized friend, and Paint Along sessions involving acrylic painting.
The festival space will feature a plethora of play equipment, including a giant Guess Who, as well as tabletop Battleship and Connect 4 games, and soft building blocks, all accompanied by bean bag lounge areas for relaxation and play, and table seating.
Perfect for parents – and Christmas gifting inspiration – is the boutique market stall, which will feature local makers and creators such as Uhuluor Fragrances, iGUANEYE, TATAH, Snuggles Arts and Mayhem The Label.
As guests take part in the array of activities and browse the market stalls, Dre and the Giants, who have supported the likes of Macklemore, Lionel Richie and Slash, and singer, songwriter and producer, Jeremy Gregory will set the tone for the day with their laidback tunes.
For when hunger and thirst strikes, visitors can look no further than the wide range of on site food and beverage providers. These include festival-style activations by Fever-Tree, Mr Black and The Citrus Factory, and vibrant container bars serving beverages by Hard Fizz, Lyre’s, Frenchies Brewery and Poor Toms.
On the food front, Agape Organic, Bar Positano, The Kofte Lab, In A Box, Vamonos Paella, Delight Asian Cuisine and The Gnocchi Way will be offering up their range of sweet and savoury delights, including healthy options for children, throughout the day.
The event forms part of the Entertainment Quarter’s new, one of a kind summer festival series, which also includes EQ Dining Festival, a Thursday evening event running from 5pm – 11pm. It similarly features festival-style bar activations, container bars and an extensive range of food truck vendors, paired with explosive music programming curated by the uber talented DJ Dame of Honey Point.
Michael Hodgson, Chief Executive Officer at the Entertainment Quarter says: “We’re thrilled to be releasing our programming for the highly anticipated EQ Sunday Festival, which forms part of our wider summer event series, and is designed to give back to our local community during these warmer months. “From hands-on music, arts and crafts activities to markets, live music and delicious food and beverage offerings, EQ Sunday Festival is the perfect destination for families seeking a fun and memorable day out this summer.”
Located in the Entertainment Quarter’s Market Canopy space, EQ Sunday Festival and EQ Dining Festival are free to attend events, and will feature a regularly changing line up of workshops, market stalls, and food and drink offerings. Stay up to date with the latest festival happenings by following @entertainmentquarter on Instagram, along with the official event hashtags #EQSundayFestival and #EQDiningFestival.
About The Entertainment Quarter
The EQ is an iconic entertainment, leisure and retail precinct located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, featuring cinemas, restaurants, bars, retail and leisure outlets, largely surrounding The Showring, an exceptional outdoor performance and event space, and the home of weekly and monthly markets. Situated immediately adjacent to the Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium, Disney Studios Australia, The Hordern Pavilion and Liberty Hall, the 11.08 hectare site benefits from the major sporting and entertainment events that are held regularly at these facilities. The EQ is conveniently located in close proximity to bus and tram links, ensuring ease of access for all, and offers ample public parking for over 2,000 cars, including 0-2 hours free parking. Visit www.entertainmentquarter.com.au.