Sydney’s Surry Hills Festival to skip 2019 and return in 2020

Surry Hills Festival has announced it will not be going ahead this year, with hopes it can resurrect again in 2020.

The cultural festival is run by the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, with funds raised through the festival donated towards creative and community programs developed by SNHC.

“Being produced and managed by a not-for-profit community centre, means the Festival is reliant on financial support and commitment from the community, be that government, businesses or individuals,” said centre manager Gillian Elliott.

“With rising costs, and unexpected changes to key operational partners, Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre’s board and management have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Festival.

“The decision ensures no financial loss to the community and provides time to work with our team and partners towards future planning, negotiations and securing corporate, government and community partners.”

Elliott said they were looking to partner with existing and new stakeholders and sponsors to deliver the Festival in 2020.