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WEEKEND EVENT ALERT; Divine Steps Festival: Sydney Comes Together as One

This Sunday, 10 November, will see Sydney experience its first ever multi-faith music festival “Divine Steps” at Pyrmont Bay Park with over 5,000 people expected.


It would be wonderful to have you cover the event where we will have a Media Tent and volunteers that will be happy to take you around the festival to capture some great photos – including turban tying, a community kitchen serving free food for over 3,000 people and a stall selling pre-loved Indian clothing and accessories for charity.


Plus hot off the press, we have hip-hop artist L-Fresh The Lion performing as four parliamentarians (Julian Lesser, Michelle Rowland, Geoff Lee and Gurmesh Singh) welcome bike riders on the completion of a 240km charity ride from Canberra to Sydney. It will be a moment to capture with loud Punjabi drumming at the arrival point at 1:30pm.


The Divine Steps Festival was launched by Steve Waugh AO last week and is being held to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak the founder of the Sikh faith.


The event alert below provides further information. Please let me know if you require any further information. I’d be happy to organise interviews as required prior to the festival or on the day.




Divine Steps Festival: Sydney Comes Together as One


SYDNEY, Australia, 8 November 2019: To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, Sikh Youth Australia are hosting the first ever multi-faith music festival in NSW called ‘Divine Steps’ on 10 November 2019.


The Divine Steps festival will feature:

·        A day-long concert of multi faith performances and divine music by over 12 multi-faith groups including Dya Singh World Music Group, the Hillsong Choir, Hindu bhajans and Acapella singing.

·         3,000 free vegetarian meals and refreshments.

·         Turban tying - experience wearing the crown of Sikhism.

·         Complimentary health check-ups by young doctors and allied health professionals.

·         Entertainment for the whole family including henna art, face painting and jumping castles.

·         Multi-faith spiritual exhibitions.

·         Fundraising for two Australian charities – Father Riley’s Youth off The Streets and The Can Foundation, including:

o Four charity walks along the Sydney Harbour foreshore. Anyone can register now and start fundraising:

o 240km solidarity charity bike ride from Canberra to Sydney featuring Sikh and Christian youth.


Join us:

  • Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Venue: Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont NSW 2009
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