celebration of diverse music, ceremony and art

1 - 16 September 2018

Full program released 1 August


Festival Launch and Fundraiser

Sunday 29 July, 7pm

Django at Camelot, Marrickville



Come and be moved by virtuosic performances of the rare, beautiful and astonishing music and colour from around the world and our suburbs.

The night will give you a taste of what is coming up in this year’s Festival in September with performances by of Sacred music from East Turkistan, China, the Balkans and contemporary Australia.

A night of the sacred, fun and community



This is what Sydney looks like in September!



Check out the full PROGRAM 1 August 'here'



2017 Festival

 Building 20 - A musical journey

Building 20 - A musical journey

 Sacred Rituals from the Balkans

Sacred Rituals from the Balkans

 Balthazar - Afro Uruguayan theatre 

Balthazar - Afro Uruguayan theatre 


A celebration of diverse music, ceremony and art.

Now in its eight year, the Festival continues to create new work, uncover the hidden treasures in our diverse communities and create unique events.

This year we have initiated our first film on the music and life of Jazz icon Tony Gorman, co-produced new contemporary theatre, ‘Balthazar’ and compelled contemporary visual artist Marian Abboud to create the sacred in secret public locations.

As the world looks to divide, we are coming together to celebrate the diversity of our communities and the inclusiveness of the sacred.

Thanks to our partners: Inner West Council, Mosman Art Gallery, Riverside Theatres Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

Photographs by Gerrie Mifsud



Keep up to date with our news and giveaways on

Facebook and Twitter @Sydsacredmusic 


 videos from past Festivals 


Worlds Collide concert and art installations 

 Max Uncle Harrison's story of forgiveness

ABC News 24 story - 2013 Festival

A quick look at our 2016 program

Our Partners

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