Dress Up Attack!
is back in September 2016
This Year We’re In Sydney & Brisbane!
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17th, 2016
10am - 4pm
We're welcoming back Paint What You Hear, The Dad Joke Bar, Awesome People Reading Books, DJ's, MESSINA ICECREAM!! and a whole host of fun activities and workshops. Watch this space for more announcements.
EARLY BIRDS TICKETS AVAILABLE from 10am 21st July
Dress Up Attack! Sydney 2016 will again take place at the Sydney Portugal Community Club. The venue has a large hall and an outdoor area with plenty of shade. Sydenham train station is a 4 minute walk away. Just look for the Fraser Park Football Club.
The Sydney Portugal Community Club
100 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
The entrance is a little like driving through a tunnel – it’s a bit strange and you may wonder where exactly you are going, but you’re in the right place. You’ll see the signs too!
The Sydney Portugal Community Club is right next to the Fraser Park Football (soccer) Club.
Plenty of car parks, room for bicycles, pram and wheelchair accessible.
Check these links for public transport info:
DRESS UP ATTACK! BRISBANE
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10th ::: 10am - 4pm
CLUB GREENSLOPES Greenslopes Bowls Club
131 Ridge Street, Greenslopes, Queensland 4122
With Dress Up Attack favourites: Paint What You Hear, The Dad Joke Bar, Awesome People Reading Books, DJ's , jumping castle, face painting, soft fall and a whole host of fun activities and workshops. Watch this space for more announcements.
EARLY BIRDS TICKETS AVAILABLE until this Wednesday 24th August
Dressing up in costume on the day is encouraged but not required.
Some of the workshops are messy, you may want to bring a change of clothes.
Yes – we will have more than one face painter!
Yes you may. There are food and drinks available on the day to purchase.
Yes – plenty of parking in Sydney. A little street parking in Brisbane. Dress Up Attack! strongly encourages the use of public transport. One of the reasons we chose both the Sydney and Brisbane venue is because it's close to train and bus stops.
Yes – excellent ramp access all through the site. The site ground surfaces are a mixture of grass, concrete and wooden floors.
Paint What You Hear workshops are directed by musician Erica Rasmussen and visual artist Zakiya Kurdi. Children learn about the elements of music and how to capture sound on paper. Participants are then invited to let loose with paint-rock duo Afterwhite to create group canvases. Afterwhite (drums & guitar) play original music while children respond to live music using paint - the workshops are engaging, fun and messy. Yes – MESSY.
We still know how to have fun in the rain. Bring a raincoat and gumboots too, although a lot of the site is sheltered.
There will be people designated to document the festival, if you do not want your child or children to be photographed or filmed, please notify one of our staff.
Yes – not anywhere near as loud as say, your local pub. But it is live music. We pitch the sound levels appropriately for tiny ears. If you wanted, there are a great range of baby and toddler ear muffs available online and at various stores across Sydney.
Carefully curated, the festival presents a range of high quality musical experiences for children and their carers to enjoy together.
Back in 2012 we got a group of mates together down at The Addison Road Community Centre and the inaugural Dress Up Attack! was born.
MC’d by Robbie Buck with performances by Holly Throsby, SPOD, Spurs For Jesus and Teddy Rock, Dress Up Attack! really was a fun day for everyone. We felt like there was six degrees of separation between everyone there. The kids got to dress up in costume and the parents could watch bands alongside their kids. At last our community of music loving parents could come out with their kids to see bands!
2013 saw us pull off a dream line up. Regurgitator and Justine Clarke on the same festival bill! Along with The Sticker Club and Lah’s Lah’s Big Live Band the hall at Addison Road treated a new generation to great live music.
We also introduced The Awesome People Reading Books Stage and had some pretty weird and wonderful performers roaming around.
2014 we were graced with The Clouds, Phil Jamieson's Woodenspoon, Rufino and The Coconuts and the Zoo Boyz. What a fun one that was!
For 2015, Dress Up Attack! we were stoked to have Hoodoo Guru's play, as well as Bloods, KiddyRock and the Ta Da's. AND The PRESET's DJ'd. So awesome.
For 2016 we adding Brisbane to the family. Have a look at the full line up on the "Home" page. Kimya Dawson (remember the awesome JUNO soundtrack) is playing both Syd and Bris events. Custard will play Sydney and The Grates will play Brisbane. You're welcome :)
Can't wait to see you there!