Surf right on up to the Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival. An ocean inspired festival of free entertainment including art, live music, talks, markets, workshops, yoga and more.
Kicking off on April 23 in Bondi Park North, the festival line up includes a stellar lineup of artists performing through the weekend. Taking place on a solar powered Sunshine Stage courtesy of the Southern Cross University, sustainability and environmental vitality are are the heart of this epic weekend.
The Sunshine Stage
Headlining the weekend’s live music performances is South coast ocean loving band Pacific Avenue. The four-piece rockers have been hitting the show circuit since the start of the year to sold out audiences, playing from their debut EP ‘Strawberry Skies’.
Indie-pop all girl group Erthlings will join the line up with the ethereal voice of singer Issy Lowe. Plus, performances from environmental activist, surfer singer songwriter Billy Otto, locals Declan Kelly and Jane Walker, and didj numbers with Matt Doyle and dancing queen Chase Zera.
Festival of Ideas, Art + Music and Actions.
Music is just one of many free events on offer at this year’s Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival of Ideas, Art + Music and Actions. The line up also showcases art, innovative technology and sustainability solutions. In addition, there’ll also be top research scientists sharing marine science and sustainability knowledge. All organised with the goal of helping us learn more about things we can be doing every day that have a direct impact on the health of our oceans.
Set your intentions for the weekend with a sunrise flow by the sea. Led by BodyMindLife yoga teacher Christian Ralston, the early morning yoga class promises a playful, expansive yoga and meditation experience. Themed around water, you’ll dive into deep connection with the natural world as you honour the rhythm of the ocean.
Join the Big Bondi Beach clean, a collective beach clean-up open to all and coordinated by the Ocean Lovers Festival. Calling individuals, groups, businesses, organisations, schools and surf clubs. Bring your friends, grab your gloves and join in the fun!
Dive into Bondi Icebergs Pool and swim through an underwater Crayweed forest. You’ll get up close to the research solutions reengineering our coastlines to support thriving marine ecosystems for future generations.
Head to The Festival Hub in Bondi Park where you can fill your reusable shopping bag with an array of ocean friendly products. You’ll also find art installations, ocean science talks and workshops, ideas for sustainability and even underwater drones to drive off North Bondi.
Saturday night will see a special outdoor sunset screening of the film Girls Can’t Surf. World champion Bondi surfer Pauline Menzcer will also be in attendance to launch a campaign to build a statue in her honour.
Catch all the acts live and free in Bondi Park on the beachfront. Check out the full line up here.