Open Spaces Festival 2019
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.
Enjoy your beats with a side of natural beauty in the Convent’s sprawling heritage gardens. Our lineup includes Haiku Hands, DRMNGNOW, HAYCH, Elle Shimada, N’fa Jones, Kee'ahn, Parvyn, Pookie, Danika Smith and Fred Leone.
We’re celebrating female-identifying artists on our DJ stage, featuring Colette, Aucan Alias, Adriana, Imaxx, Mamacita Bonnita and Emelyne.
Young ones are in for a treat with a slew of our beloved Convent Kids programs including a Polyglot Theatre workshop, karaoke for kids, book making with Kids’ Own Publishing, a Deep Soulful Sweats dance party and more.
Get crafty with workshops, demonstrations and open studios by the Convent’s creative community including Ink & Spindle, Cone 11, Ghost Wares, Katheryn Leopoldseder and more. You can browse handcrafted treasures made by our creative community at the Convent Made market.
Get your dose of art with a performance from ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, hip hop classes with Ngioka Bunda-Heath, art installations by Maddison Kitching, Leisa Shelton and Clare Dyson, life drawing and watercolour classes and more.
There’ll be plenty of opportunities to fuel up with food trucks and markets including Taco Truck, Billy van Creamy, Ghost Kitchen, Mabu Mabu and two pop-up bars. Our onsite eateries Cam's, Lentil As Anything, Convent Bakery and Kappaya will also be open over the weekend.
When you need a break from the action, our WellBeing group will be on hand to offer massages, yoga and meditation sessions, plus one-on-one taster consultations.
Don’t miss all the best the Abbotsford Convent has to offer. Keep up to date with the festival action by joining our Facebook event.