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Parramasala 2018 - Win a Double Pass to Masala Nights World Dance Congress

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Celebrating the diverse and rich cultures of Sydney

Parramasala returns for its eighth year from 9th to 11th March in Parramatta. This year, Parramasala has undergone a transformation and will be inclusive of cultures from all parts of the world.

This free, public celebration of Sydney's diverse and rich cultures offers entertainment, food, markets and music from over 40 different cultures in a positive, diverse and friendly atmosphere.

Below are just some of the exciting events to look forward to:

  • The Welcome Parade will kick off the festival with a feast of colour, movement and sound with over 500 performers from more than 40 cultures. The parade will make its way from Parramatta Town Hall to Prince Alfred Square before being met by the Elders of Burramatta for the opening ceremony.

  • Market Street, a street market celebrating all things 'street': street food, street rhythms, street music and street dance. Taste your way around the best of Sydney's street stalls surrounded by colourful musicians and dancers.

  • Grammy award-winning Saharan Desert rock group Tinariwen will bring their incredible live show to the festival stage on Saturday night alongside the Grammy award-nominated future-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote.

  • Dreamgirls of Bollywood, a celebration of the colour, dance, energy and excitement of Bollywood. Featuring an all international cast, Dreamgirls of Bollywood tracks the iconic costuming and dance performances through the many years of Bollywood films.

  • Masala Nights World Dance Congress, a veritable journey around the world through dance. The world's best in dance will take to the stage in this show with dance styles including tango, samba, salsa, classical dance, flamenco and more.

    To go into the draw to win 1 of 3 double passes to Parramasala's Masala Nights World Dance Congress on Saturday 10 March 2018, 8pm at Riverside Theatre, all you have to do is send an email titled 'Parramasala' to and let us know in 25 words or less why you want to attend this event. Please make sure to include your full name and as it will be added to the guestlist!

    3 lucky winners will be drawn on March 7 at 5pm. Good luck!

    Festival director Paul Osborne said, "In 2018 we are thrilled to present a Parramasala program made up of local and international acts that is rich in colour and full of energy, representing all corners of the globe. More importantly, we have captured the essence of the true Sydney, the international flavour of our city, present in our extraordinary cuisine, the diversity of our artists, the beauty of our dance and our incredible musicians. We invite you to come and taste it all".

    Start planning your Parramasala 2018 experience today by visiting

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    When: 5pm to 11pm on Friday, 9th March; 11am to 11pm on Saturday, 10th March; 11am to 8pm on Sunday, 11th March
    Cost: Free and Ticketed
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