What's On

What's On

You’re in for a real treat when acclaimed entertainers, live music, fun activities and active adventures come together in a spectacular fusion of fun.  There’s something new, and exciting around every corner of Real Festival. 

Performances

Uptown Brown

This one-man band will be singing, playing & swinging his way across Real Festival with his ‘Goodtimes Gyratorscope’ & mix of jazz & blues.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Performances

All That We Are

A breathtaking aerial spectacular performed over land and water - it’s beautiful, meaningful and memorable


Fri: 8pm; Sat: 7pm, 8.45pm

Art

Red Air

An inflatable art exhibition and collaboration celebrating Indigenous culture. Bold prints and colours illuminate after dark.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Art

String Symphony

Leor is a giant illuminated puppet that only comes to life with help from festival attendees. Pull his strings and watch him move.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Art

Breath Trees

Ten illuminated pillars can be viewed from three directions offering new ways of understanding & cultural reflection by Aboriginal artists from SA.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Performances

Splash Test Dummies

This world-class circus troupe will wow with their brilliant array of stunt work, acrobatics and side splitting comedy.


Fri: 6.30pm; Sat: 6pm & 7.45pm

Performances

Alysha Brilla

See this Juno-award nominated Canadian singer-songwriter and music producer as she performs at Real Festival as part of her Australia tour.


Fri: 7.20pm, 8.30pm; Sat: 6pm, 7.35pm

Art

Creature

A real-time interactive digital display of Australian Flora and Faunas by Stalker Theatre.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY, after dark

Performances

Costa Georgiadis

Costa is back with his all-consuming passion for plants. Find out everything you need to know to make your garden grow.


Sat: 2.40pm, 5pm, 6.15pm

Art

Bilby

The giant, glowing but ever-so-sweet Bilby commands everyone’s attention and shines a light on the threat to Australian wildlife.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Performances

The Tipsy Scholars

This indie-folk band are known for their energetic live performances & varying amounts of facial hair.


Fri: 9.15pm; Sat: 9.15pm

Art

Drones Diapasons & Their Absences

An interactive & immersive sound installation exploring the fragility of the environment.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Art

Shannon Boyd Mural

Shannon’s bringing his live street art talents to create a special live mural just for us.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Unreal Kids

Silent DisGlow

Unleash your dance moves & dance the light away. The Silent DisGlow is where colour, music & fun come together.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY, after dark

Unreal Kids

Plants Musical Instruments

Create a musical composition using plant instruments. Make music with the marigold & compose with the chrysanthemum!


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Unreal Kids

Shadow Puppet Making

See your own shadow puppets come to life on two giant, outdoor shadow screens.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Unreal Kids

Origami Garden

It’s time to put those busy hands to good use. Grab your paper and let the folding fun begin!


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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Workshops

Workshops

Why not book into one of our fun workshops? Check out the program here.


SATURDAY

Performances

Frankie & Charles

Two talented singing instrumentalists who make an exciting blend of Electronic Acoustic Pop.


Sat: 3.20pm

Unreal Kids

Dirt Girl World Village

Join TV’s Dirt Girl and get grubby, learn how to grow herbs & decorate an eco-friendly pot.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY until 8.30pm

Unreal Kids

UV Face painting & tattoos

Face painting's always fun for the kids, but UV Face Painting takes it to the next level. And go from drab to fab in minutes with UV temporary tattoos.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Unreal Kids

Glow Wall

Grab a pen and let your imagination run wild with words, pictures or symbols that light up after dark and create a lasting impression.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY, after dark

Unreal Kids

Make Your Own Comic Book

Australian comic book artist & cartoonist Craig Bunker transforms your ideas in this interactive workshop.


Sat: 3pm-8pm

Unreal Kids

Live sketching and drawing

See your ideas come to life in a giant comic strip with comic book artist & cartoonist Craig Bunker.


Fri: 6pm-8pm

Unreal Kids

UV Mural Painting

If you love painting, grab a paintbrush to bring the UV Mural to life.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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Markets

Markets

Pick up a gift for someone you love or buy yourself something new and unique – you deserve it.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Unreal Kids

LED Robots

Visually stunning and out of this world fun, these dancing robots will be rocking their way across Real Festival.


Sat: 7.30pm, 8.35pm

Performances

Jazz Hourigan

This DJ, singer & musician is a triple threat. His high-energy performances & his passion for music & performance will get everyone dancing.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Performances

Pop Art

Roving performers who'll mesmerise you as they parade around in fluorescent colourful costumes paying homage to 1960s pop artists.


Fri: 7pm, 8.30pm

What's on

Saints Dragon Boat Regatta

Proudly sponsored by St Marys Rugby League Club & Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys


Saturday: 2pm onwards

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Food & bar

Food & Bar

Find out about our delicious food and beverage options here.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Unreal Kids

Beeswax & Bottlecaps

This dynamic duo delight kids (& adults!) with a series of energetic, fun & colourful pop-up performances.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Art

Light Reeding

This unique and creative art installation transforms the riverbank into a colourful blanket of light reeds which come to life after dark.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Unreal Kids

Climbing Wall

A seven-metre high climbing wall takes adventure to new heights. Experience the thrill of sky-high adventures with Scouts NSW.


SATURDAY

What's on

Kayak & Stand up Paddleboards

Experience the beautiful Nepean River from a different perspective with free kayaking & stand up paddling.


Sat: 2pm - 6pm

Performances

Empty Fishtank

Treat your ears to the amazing tunes of these Blue Mountains locals. Their fun songs will have you dancing the night away.


Fri: 6pm

Performances

The Future Tourists

This colourful duo have travelled back from the future & are horrified to discover a world covered in waste.


Sat: 3.30pm, 5.50pm

Unreal Kids

Screen Printing

Create your very own sustainable EnviroBag & get a lasting reminder of your time at Real Festival.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Performances

Sweet Jelly Rolls

This duo are bringing their infectiously enjoyable country and blues tunes to Real Festival. Their high energy show includes banjos, guitars, harmonicas and more.


sat: 4.40pm

Unreal Kids

Neon Putt Putt

If you like golf during the day, you’ll love golf after dark! Try to sink a hole-in-one and have a whole lot of fun.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Unreal Kids

Narrow Escape Rooms

Pirate Pete has locked up his treasure, discover clues, solve puzzles, to make it yours!


FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Unreal Kids

Amazing Animal Show

The zoo comes to you in this chance to meet, learn about & interact with native animals.


Sat: 4pm, 7.30pm