Open Spaces

Soak up the sounds and surrounds of the Abbotsford Convent at our all-ages arts and music festival, featuring live music, DJs, roving performances, art, kids programs, markets, food trucks and more.

Beats with a side of natural beauty in the Convent’s sprawling heritage gardens.

Our 2019 event lineup included – Haiku Hands, DRMNGNOW, HAYCH, Elle Shimada, N’fa Jones, Kee’ahn, Parvyn, Pookie, Danika Smith and Fred Leone.

We celebrated female-identifying artists on our DJ stage, featuring Colette, Aucan Alias, Adriana, Imaxx, Mamacita Bonnita and Emelyne.

Young ones were in for a treat with a slew of our beloved Convent Kids programs including a Polyglot Theatre program, karaoke for kids, book making with Kids’ Own Publishing, a Deep Soulful Sweats dance party and more.

There were workshops, demonstrations and open studios by the Convent’s creative community including Ink & Spindle, Cone 11, Ghost Wares, Katheryn Leopoldseder and more, with handcrafted treasures made by our creative community at the Convent Made market.

For your dose of art there were performances from ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, hip hop classes with Ngioka Bunda-Heath, art installations by Maddison Kitching and Leisa Shelton and Clare Dyson, life drawing and watercolour classes.

With opportunities to fuel up with food trucks and markets including Taco Truck, Billy van Creamy, Ghost Kitchen, Mabu Mabu and two pop-up bars.

The WellBeing group were also on hand to offer massages, yoga and meditation sessions, plus one-on-one taster consultations.