Celebrate the culture that drives Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows Street Festival   

Classic cars shall be a highlight of the Broadmeadows Street Festival, to take place on Sunday 3 April 2016.

The festival will showcase cultures from all over the world, with stunning dances, spectacular live music, and scrumptious food.

The event, to take place along Tanderrum Way, shall start at 3pm and conclude with a fireworks display at 8pm.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said she hoped that people would come to the festival from across Melbourne.

“The Northern Gals Car Club will exhibit some real treasures, and many of the cars are as rare as you’ll ever find,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“The car show will enable people to see some true works-of-art, and everyone will be welcome to inspect the vehicles’ engines and interiors.”

More than 10 community groups are also set to present displays or entertainment at the festival, with attractions to include Turkish music, Bollywood dance, and Sri Lankan drum beating.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said attendees would also be able to immerse themselves in South American culture.

“One of Melbourne’s finest bands, Inka Marka, will take to the stage at the Broadmeadows Street Festival, to deliver a superb sound that is straight from the Andes,” she said.

“The group has produced 11 albums and performed across Australia, Asia, South Africa, and the Pacific.

“With the Olympics in South America this year, there’s really no better time to sample some South American culture than right now!”

Toby the T-Rex shall also perform a live show at the Broadmeadows Street Festival, after the dinosaur received rave reviews in February as part of Hume City Council’s Craigieburn Festival.

The true-to-life dinosaur will help children to undertake fun games, and shall demonstrate that dinosaurs make particularly good dancers.

The festival is also set to feature roving street performers, including two giant seagulls that are expected to swoop in and surprise unsuspecting people.

Everyone who attends the Broadmeadows Street Festival will be able to choose from a variety of dinner options, thanks to caterers who are specialists in cuisines that have originated in far-away lands.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said people would also be able to sample one of Council’s most popular leisure centres.

“Tanderrum Way is home to the Broadmeadows Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and the centre will be free to enter throughout the festival,” she said.

“Everyone will be able to inspect its 50-metre indoor pool, which opened last year, and there shall be activities at the leisure centre for people of all ages.”

The festival is easy to access, with Tanderrum Way close to a number of bus stops, as well as Broadmeadows Railway Station.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said the event would be a great way to celebrate the very best of Hume.

“We are one of the most diverse communities in Australia, because two in every five Hume residents can speak a language other than English,” she said.

“The Broadmeadows Street Festival will allow people to experience cultural attractions that they might not normally have the chance to see, and I encourage everyone to pop along and have a great day.”

For further information about the Broadmeadows Street Festival, visit here.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 11 March 2016

Updated : 10:31 AM, 11 March 2016

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