City to come together for Harmony Fest

WHATEVER your race, colour or creed, Ballarat is set to come together to celebrate diversity at this year’s Harmony Fest.

Now in its fourth year, Harmony Fest promotes the theme of “all of us” with the event aiming to bring the entire community together.

A free event, Harmony Fest will feature a vibrant five-hour live concert, demonstrations, children’s activities, markets and, of course, delicious international food.  There will also be performances from a range of different culturally diverse artists, including live show masters Diafrix, sought after soprano Shu-Cheen Yu and indigenous group Skin Choir.

This year’s line-up of delicious food will include Turkish gozleme, German sausages and Mexican tacos, as well as a range of other different tastes and flavours from around the globe.

City of Ballarat councillor John Philips said Harmony Fest allowed people from different cultures to get to know one another.

Cr Phillips said each year there had been a doubling of the crowd that attended the event, showing that there was lots of support in the community.

“We are a multicultural city, we’re proud of it and we want to promote it as much as we can,” he said. 

Harmony Fest 2014 will be held on Sunday 23 March from 11.30am to 5pm in Alfred Deakin Place, Camp Street.