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Mary’s Presents HERE NOW Releases Lineup For Music, Food, Drink And Art Festival

22 May 2023 | 4:25 pm | Jessie Lynch

The festival takes place at Macquarie Place Park on Sunday, June 11th as part of Vivid Sydney.

Gordon Koang, EGOISM & Danté Knows.

Gordon Koang, EGOISM & Danté Knows. (Supplied)

Mary's Presents HERE NOW, the highly anticipated day-to-night festival of food, wine, art, and music, has unveiled its full lineup of talent and contributors taking part in the celebration as part of Vivid Sydney.

The festival, which will take place at Macquarie Place Park on Sunday, June 11th, promises to showcase the diverse talent and vibrant communities that make Sydney a culinary destination.

With an impressive roster of renowned chefs, food producers, and drinks experts, the festival aims to provide an inclusive and intimate experience for attendees. Additionally, the event will feature a captivating lineup of musical performances, highlighting emerging artists and established names from various genres.

In true Mary's fashion, the festival organisers have curated a music lineup that promises to captivate and entertain festival-goers. From genre-bending artist Danté Knows to the soulful sounds of South Sudanese Neur speaker and musician Gordon Koang, the festival will offer a diverse range of musical experiences. 

Dreamy emotional guitar pop duo EGOISM will also take the stage, captivating the audience with their enchanting melodies.

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Female DJs will play a pivotal role in keeping the energy alive throughout the festival, with Australian-born DJ and producer Eluize, Ukrainian-born producer Champs, local disco punk disc jockey Chelsey Dagger from Wollongong, and eclectic percussionist Reenie set to spin tracks that will keep attendees vibing into the evening.

As well as bringing the tunes, HERE NOW will also offer an all-encompassing experience that celebrates Sydney's culinary scene and artistic community. 

Mary's Co-Founders Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, along with acclaimed farmer and restaurateur Palisa Anderson, have worked closely to curate a stacked food lineup. 

Among the esteemed food producers participating are Palisa Anderson's Byron Bay Hinterland Boon Luck Farm, John Susman of FishTales, Little Hill Farm from Hunter Valley, Marrickville's Whole Beast Butchery, the dynamic family enterprise ALTO Olives, NSW's Smoketrap Eels, and the 100% Aboriginal owned social enterprise Bush To Bowl.

Moreover, the festival will feature masterclasses, producer talks, and interactive art displays throughout the park. UnitePlayPerform, an award-winning arts health organisation founded by contemporary artist and experience designer ØFFERINGS, will present an hour-long art experience that will give guests the opportunity to engage with roaming interactive art and participate in group building experiences.

For those seeking to continue the festivities, Mary's will host an official after-party at Mary's Underground from 9pm onwards, which will feature live sets from Gordon Koang, Danté Knows, EGOISM, Antenna, and The Empty Threats. The night will be amplified by the DJ talents of Eluize, Reenie, Champs, and Chelsey Dagger, ensuring that the party extends well into the night.

HERE NOW will be held at Macquarie Place Park on Sunday June 11 th 2023 3pm - 9pm as part of Vivid Sydney. 

Tickets, including combined festival and after-party tickets, are now on sale now here.