UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID situation, the King Street Carnival has been postponed. In a statement announcing the delay, organisers said:
"We’ll be back in the not too distant future with more info and new dates. Please stay safe, we love you and appreciate all the kind words about our event."
Get one of your highlights of 2022 nailed down nice and early by getting your tickets to the moving feast of sound and flavour that is the King Street Carnival.
Taking place at a host of parks and venues in and around Newtown's inimitable arterial route, you'll be able to treat yourself to three days of dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally having your cultural cup filled.
A genuinely massive list of top notch musicians and entertainers – everyone from You Am I and Amyl and The Sniffers to Yothu Yindi and the Inner West Reggae Disco Crew – has been assembled and they'll be spreading their many and varied talents across a bunch of outdoor stages, from Friday through Sunday.
A new addition this year is FABTOWN, a hub for food and drink that's got community front and centre. This is where you'll want to go to get a taste of some of the best of the many local brewers including Atomic, Batch, Grifter, Heaps Normal, Philter, Sauce, Wayward, White Bay, Willie the Boatman and Yulli’s – not to mention Poor Toms and P&V Wines.
That'll all be available alongside a swathe of top food from legendary cafes, restaurants and producers from the surrounding suburbs. Entry to FABTOWN will be by donation, which will in turn find its way to the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.
But, hey, don't forget this is a street party which means there'll be free action to take in all throughout Newtown, Enmore and Erskineville.
There really is a lot happening over the weekend, so you'll want to take some time to digest what's on offer before you plan your trip. And the best place to do that – and nab the appropriate tickets – is on the carnival website.