Thank you for a wonderful 2019 Festival

Our biggest and best yet!

REVIEW: Universal Rhythms Concert

Sydney Morning Herald review 4.5 stars- John Shand



A Festival of the unique, hidden and

the newly created

7- 22 September 2019


The Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2019, our ninth year celebrating an extensive range of music, ceremony and art and is yet again bringing diverse artists and cultures together to create new work, showcase hidden treasures from our community and present events in unique spaces.

FEstival highlights

Building 20 - Nothing but the Present

Building 20 - Nothing but the Present

Nothing But The Present

We return to The Armory at Sydney Olympic Park for our annual Building 20 event. Our showcase this year is world-renowned percussionist Claire Edwardes, the ever sensational Fantastic Terrific Munkle led by Sam Golding and Triglav, a new work inspired by Slavic mythology combining Macedonian dance, Bulgarian vocals, electronic sounds and visuals.

SSMF Hub - EDGE Ashfield

SSMF Hub - EDGE Ashfield

SSMF Ashfield EDGE Hub

Be part of our three-day SSMF Ashfield EDGE Hub, that features new music created for the Moon Festival concert, In Movement dance spectacular and Universal Rhythms concert.
Universal Rhythms features some of Australia’s finest musicians collaborating with local communities to create a non-stop performance that culminates in a cosmic grand finale. This contemporary new work features jazz legend David Jones and the multi-lingual Aurora Choralis with Ghanaian drummers and Sudanese Sufis.



Many thanks to our wonderful artists, Create NSW, Inner West Council, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, City of Parramatta and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for their support.


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This is what Sydney looks like in September!


Photography by Gerrie Mifsud

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  videos from past Festivals 


Worlds Collide concert and art installations 

SSMF 2018 Promo

Uncle Max Harrison's story of forgiveness

ABC News 24 story - 2013 Festival

A quick look at our 2016 program

Our Partners

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Organisation behind SSMF

Organisation behind SSMF

Major Partner

Major Partner