Salamfest is a family-friendly festival which captures the true message of Islam – ‘Peace, Love and Compassion’. It is an opportunity for communities to engage and connect with everyday Muslims through the sharing of stories, values, arts, culture and cuisine encapsulating the spirit of multiculturalism that Australia is renowned for. Salamfest is here to build bridges and create stronger partnerships based on shared values.

Salamfest is a Muslim arts festival being offered to the people of Australia. The objective of the festival is to invite people from all walks of life to celebrate and explore new cultures and enjoy long-standing artistic talents entrenched in the 70+ diverse ethnicities represented under the Muslim Umbrella and that are firmly woven in the tapestry of our great nation.

Whirling Dervishes, Sufi chanting, contemporary Sufi dancing, fusion Instrumentals, Films, Spoken Words, Rumi recitals, interactive arts, Salam Mobile, Competitions, Masterclasses, Workshops and much more. These are just a snippet of what is on offer.

Key Acts

  • Thursday 25th SalamFeast 6pm @Kensington Townhall
  • Friday Jummah Prayer 1:30 pm Fed Sq
  • Saturday 27th Fed Square All day starting from 10 am
    • Whirling Dervishes,
    • Qawwali by Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal
    • “Stumped”, Award winning Theatrical play, is a comedy based on India Pakistan World cup Final in Melbourne
    • Daastangoi, Oral storytelling tradition that died in the early twentieth century. Experience the revival of this tradition at SalamFest
    • Sindhi and Balochi dance performance
    • Wahab Shah Sufi Dance Ensemble
    • Inspired musical journey through the Muslim world
    • Sufi Music
    • Rumi Recitals
  • Sunday Abrahamic Connections: Divine Books Recitation at St Peters Church @ 1pm