Expressions of interest open for Fusion17

Published: 27 Jul 2017 2:45pm

Wagga Wagga will burst into life with sights, sounds, tastes and scents from around the world for Fusion17 – and you can be a part of it.

Expressions of interest are open now for Wagga’s annual celebration of cultural diversity, community harmony and the arts.

The multicultural street festival attracts crowds of more than 10,000 from across the region and interstate each year.

The 2017 event will be held on Saturday 21 October, from 4pm to 9.30pm, in the Victory Memorial Gardens and Civic Precinct.

Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes said the festival celebrates the 98 countries of origin, 99 language groups and 67 faiths that combine to make one Wagga Wagga community.

“Fusion is about celebrating the food, music, art and cultures that mix together to make our community unique and liveable,” Ms Summerhayes said.

“Each year Fusion is growing and is becoming known as one of our city’s showcase festivals.

“Last year we had a diverse line up of entertainment, with a breakdancing grandad roving through the crowds and headline acts from Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand.

“We are currently finalising this year’s line up and will be announcing it as we get closer to the festival.”

Expressions of interest for community performers, food stalls and more are open now until 25 August. Forms and guidelines are at

No late applications will be considered. Applicants will be notified of the results of their application by 22 September.

To keep up to date with Wagga’s annual celebration of cultural diversity, community harmony and the arts, follow Fusion Multicultural Street Festival on Facebook.


Have you got talent?

Why not showcase it to the wider community. At last year’s Fusion, festival-goers were treated to amazing displays of traditional and contemporary dance, performance and martial arts from talented local performers representing many cultures and genres.

Volunteer to be part of this years’ dedicated program of traditional and contemporary dance, music and performance.

Do you have a signature dish?

Why not share the signature dish that your customers, family or friends rave about?

Last year festival-goers had the world on a plate and devoured sweet and savoury mouth-watering traditional fare from Afghanistan, Africa, America, Burma, China, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.

Are you passionate about produce?

Do you subscribe to the ‘paddock to the plate’ philosophy? Why not share your passion with festival-goers as they fill their carry bags and shop for farm fresh seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs, rare breed and free range meat, homemade condiments, preserves and marinades, olive oils and artisan breads ... and that is just the beginning.

Want to wow people with your creative wares?

Why not create a temporary ‘pop up’ style retail space right in the heart of the CBD?

We are seeking to showcase a contemporary mix of products by independent creative producers and microbusinesses including, but not limited to textiles, jewellery, ceramics, homewares, paper based products, clothing and accessories as well as ecologically sustainable products made from recycling and up-cycling all kinds of discarded and found materials.