Australia Day at the Rocks – 2015

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Australia Day at the Rocks – 2015

Only being five minutes walk away, Pitt St Mall is extremely close to The Rocks on Sydney’s harbour foreshore which proves to be a favourite with locals and tourists alike on Australia Day – here’s why!

Free croquet, beautiful scenic ocean views and live music by local talent make the Rocks unbeatable on one of Australia’s rare public holidays. Events run by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority operate from 10am-6pm in George St, First Fleet Park and Atherden Street.

On Playfair Street, George St and Jack Mundey Place – the Rocks Market will reopen for the third day in the row to provide wonderful examples of locally designed fashion, jewellery and unique Australia art. There will also be food vendors and fresh produce available for sale not just from Australia but from around the world – trust us when we say your taste buds will thank you for coming!

On The Green at First Fleet Park will be a barefoot music spectacular featuring home-grown artists such as Indigenous signer and songwriter Benny Walker, Lolo Lovina, The Bombay Royale and Dustin Tebbutt. The artists demanded beer on tap to keep their thirst quenched throughout the day and you also can benefit with hand-craft beer and ciders being served all day long at The Rocks Brewing open air bar.

In Atherden Street, The Laneway provides another set of live acts of a different variety with singers and songwriters drawing inspiration from the cobbled street pavements and ageing aesthetics of the venue, located in the very heart of The Rocks. Artists include Little May – a fresh indie act with elements of folk music and contemporary sounds, Winterbourne – a Central Coast folk rock duo and the Lulu Raes – a Motown inspired pop ‘n’ roll band from the inner city.

Finally The Common on George St is where the party is at – with Astroturf being rolled out to facilitate a live countdown of Triple J’s Hottest 100 – with the Pit Stop featuring live beat boxers and DJs who are sure to keep the crowd entertained as we look for Australia’s favourite song.

Pitt St Mall is the perfect place to come to for a break before the Australia Day fireworks and also with many stores embracing the Australian spirit – you should be able to find some unique items at bargain prices!

April 25, 2015 |

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