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Real Festival is a major event for Western Sydney and beyond, bringing together Australia’s best and internationally celebrated performers, artists, musicians and creative minds in a spectacular fusion of fun at the Nepean River.

Real Festival returned with a bang in 2023!

The incredible line up of free live music,  performers, workshops, market stalls and food vendors drew a record crowd to Real Festival  held at Tench Reserve, Nepean River.

Festival organisers Penrith City Council, are thrilled to announce that this year’s event, held from 15 – 17 September, exceeded all expectations, drawing 50,000 attendees over the course of the festivities.

After a challenging few years and the postponement of this much-loved event, Real Festival made a triumphant comeback,  rekindling the spirit of the community and  delivering an unforgettable experience for  attendees of all ages. The festival grounds were abuzz with excitement, creativity, and unity as families, friends, and art enthusiasts converged to celebrate the festival’s long awaited return.

Our thanks to our attendees and 2023 Sponsors – Busways, KIIS 1065, The Western Weekender and Blue Mountains Gazette.