Proud finalists of the Melbourne Award 2019,

SalamFest is an annual cultural event showcasing the depth and breadth of Muslim arts, culture, food and spiritual traditions in Melbourne as a creative response to Islamophobia. 

SalamFest is celebrating its 4th annual festival in November 2019 at the iconic Melbourne venues of Federation Square and Queen Victoria market. with a lineup of international as well as local Muslim performers and artists from some of the 70 different nations that represent the rich and diverse Muslim community.

Salamfest is an invitation to share in our culture and traditions. To break bread with us. To pray with us.  A festival of peace, we share Muslim arts, culture, food traditions, Abrahamic faith traditions with the Victorian and Australian community

SalamFest 2019 – The Program


29nov1:00 pmJummah Prayer1:00 pm Federation Square

30nov11:00 amLABYRINTH WALK11:00 am UTC+10 Federation Square

30nov12:00 pmWELCOME TO COUNTRY12:00 pm Federation Square

30nov12:15 pmINDIGENOUS YOGA12:15 pm Federation Square

30nov1:00 pmOTTOMAN MAHTAR BAND1:00 pm Federation Square

30nov1:20 pmDANCE FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD1:20 pm Federation Square

30nov2:00 pmDRUMMING FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD2:00 pm Federation Square

30nov3:00 pmEMKEW & FRIENDS3:00 pm Federation Square

30nov3:30 pmMUSIC FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD3:30 pm Federation Square

30nov4:00 pmINSTRUMENTS AS LIVING MEMORIES4:00 pm Federation Square

30nov4:45 pmOSAMAH SAMI - ALI'S WEDDING4:45 pm Federation Square

30nov5:30 pmNOOR GROUP & M. YOUSSEF5:30 pm Federation Square

30nov7:00 pmFAREED AYAZ ENSEMBLE7:00 pm Federation Square


01dec10:00 amQAWWALI @ QVM10:00 am Queen Victoria Market

01dec11:30 amA TICKET TO TURKEY11:30 am Queen Victoria Market

01dec12:00 pmACROSS THE ARABIAN SEA12:00 pm Queen Victoria Market

01dec12:30 pmBOSNIAN ENCHANTMENT12:30 pm Queen Victoria Market

01dec1:00 pmWHIRLING DERVISHES1:00 pm Queen Victoria Market

01dec1:30 pmBHANGRA & DRUMS1:30 pm Queen Victoria Market

01dec2:00 pmMOHAMED YOUSSEF2:00 pm Queen Victoria Market

01dec2:30 pmSPEED DATE A MUSLIM2:30 pm Queen Victoria Market