Shir Madness Lineup

November 2, 2013 by Geoff Sirmai
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Following hot on the heels of its two predecessor, this year’s Shir Madness Festival will feature over 30 quality musical acts on 4 stages over a 9 hour period.



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The music featured will include Yiddish, Klezmer, Ladino, Sephardic, Israeli, classical, folk, jazz, blues, rock, pop, world, reggae, electronic and hip-hop. Plus art, kids entertainment, DJ’s, comedy, … and food.  Of course!

This year’s line-up features US star Joshua Nelson, Nathan Kaye, Rapskallion (Vic), Adam Katz, Baby et Lulu, Ange Takats (Qld) Knakl (Germany), Miriam Waks, Keyim Ba, Mzaza (Qld) and the Barefoot Band (featuring Ben Goldstein from “The Voice”) as well as returning favourites Deborah Conway and Tinpan Orange

More than 2000 people – a complete cross-section of Sydney music-lovers – packed picturesque Bondi Beach for the Festival’s 2010 and 2012 versions. They enjoyed not only a mind-blowing variety of music but also visual arts and crafts, exotic food stalls and a true festival atmosphere. This year’s program will have all this and more – including the smART Space art exhibition!

Other big name debutants this year also include Australian classical music crossover star Simon Tedeschi, Chaika, The Mark Ginsburg Band, Tulalah (Vic), Sincopa Trio, Jude Kohn (ACT), Dirty Sweet Nothings, Ariela Jacobs (Vic), Freeds (Vic) and many more!

Bookmark in your browser now! There you’ll find the full program, artist info, links to music samples and on-line ticketing information.

SHIR MADNESS® – 2013 Sydney Jewish Music Festival
Sunday 1 December – from 1pm-10pm

Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive Bondi Beach

Tickets online at 
Adult Ticket: $65 ($60 pre-sale online) / conc. $40 (pre-sale $35)
VIP Area Tickets (incl free food & drink): $100 (pre-sale only) 

Family Tickets: $145 (2 adults + 2 children –  $135 pre-sale)

Visit   for info and advance sales­­

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