Top 10 Things To See and Do At Real Festival

Set aside your entire weekend, that’s right block out your calendar, because there is just so much to see and do at Real Festival this year. To help you out, we've come up with a list of unmissable activities, attractions and experiences. You're welcome.

After a long week at work and school it’s time to shake off your stress, unleash your adventurous side and have an unbelievably good time with your family and friends. If you’re looking for something fun to do, well problem solved because Real Festival is back this November and it’s now even bigger and better.

So set aside your entire weekend, that’s right block out your calendar, because there is just so much to see and do at Real Festival across Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To help you navigate your way through the awesome event program we’ve come up with a list of unmissable activities, attractions and experiences in our Top Ten Things To See at Real Festival. And if you thought things couldn’t possibly get any better, it’s all for free.


The world renowned production company Strange Fruit will perform their visually spectacular stage show The Spheres over two nights at Real Festival. This is their first time performing the show in Sydney – now that’s pretty special. The story of The Spheres is told through a fusion of theatre, dance and circus on their trademark sway-pole apparatus. Sounds amazing? It is.  


If you like to get down and boogie (who doesn’t !?) then you should definitely make time for the Silent Disco at Real Festival. The good thing is that it’s very easy to find; just look for the giant neon Boom Box Truck, then pick up a pair of headphones and leave the rest up to the DJ. No-one else can hear the music, but you definitely won’t be alone on the dance floor.


Let us now draw your attention to the Sonic Light Bubble because this giant inflatable bubble will be working hard to get your attention at Real Festival. Standing four metres high and six metres wide, this clear inflatable structure beckons passersby through light and sound to engage and interact with its beauty. Imposing yet still warmly inviting, it’s definitely one to reach out and touch.


No idea what a Planetarium is? Let us explain. It’s a geo dome approximately six metres in diameter which projects the night sky onto the internal roof through a star projector. You can explore the solar system, map out a constellation, pick out your favourite planet, spot a star or do some serious gazing at galaxies far far away. You’ll never look at the night sky in the same way again!


This one’s for the young, and the young at heart. Superbox World is where robotic wobbling, rolling, and moving things live but this crazy cardboard city needs your creative genius to bring these inventions to life. If you love to build things or are fascinated by robotics, then this is the place for you.


Nebulous is a huge addition to the Real Festival line-up this year and we’re not talking metaphorically. This towering structure stands 6.5 metres high and it’s covered with thousands of oversized glittering holographic sequins. It moves, it expands, it shines and glitters both day and night. It’s amazing. You can’t miss it. Like literally. It’s huge.


On the grassy knoll known as Tench Reserve you’ll get the best views of all the heart-pumping on-water action of the Fire Jets. In 15-minute shows running from 7.30pm - 10pm across both Friday and Saturday nights, twelve Fire Jets will blast huge plumes of fire up to 15 metres high on the beats of music, spectacularly pulsating in choreographed patterns.


You know them from the ABC, but you’ll love them after you see them in person on the EnviroLife Stage at Real Festival. Craig Reucassal is there all day on Saturday and fresh from the success of his War on Waste series he’ll show you how small changes can make a big difference. Costa is also back this year; our friendly gardening guru is answering all your questions and helping you create your perfect garden.


This is an artwork that you help to create. Unity consists of 32 posts, each with identifiers such as, ’I’m a parent’, ‘I speak English as a second language’, ‘I identify as LGBTQI’ etc. Choose your identifiers and wrap colourful yarn around their posts. The result is a web of interconnectedness that’s visually spectacular, but there’s also a pretty deep meaning behind all this yarn. Share your story, and be part of something special.


If your dog really is your best friend, then it should definitely be on your photo wall at home, at work and all throughout your social feed. Bring your beloved canine companion to Real Festival for your very own photoshoot in the Dog Photobooth. Your dog can play up to the camera (or just play up!). Perfect lighting and props are supplied, all you need to bring is your pup and a big toothy smile.

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