Mode Festival, held in Sydney, Australia, is a one-day event where music, art and design come together in a celebration of creativity and innovation.

In its two years, Mode Festival's commitment to "visionary electronic music" has attracted notable artists such as Aurora Halal, upsammy, Tzusing and Surgeon to its lineups. Club 4A, Mode Festival’s Arts Programme curated by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, offers a mesmerising journey into Asian futurism. Here, interactive visuals, digital art and hybrid performances combine to highlight the rich diversity of contemporary Asian creativity and its significant influence on Australian society.

With its location on Sydney's Wareamah (Cockatoo Island), a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mode Festival offers a one-of-a-kind Sydney experience, inviting visitors to explore cultural heritage and the contemporary arts in an area that’s rich in Eora Nation history.

Mode Festival is one of the finalists for Trippin 50, a cultural calendar featuring the best events around the world. Check out the Trippin 50 hub here.

Mode Festival

Date and Location

Mode Festival takes place at Cockatoo Island, Sydney. Details of the 2024 edition are yet to be announced.


Held in October, attendees can enjoy mild and pleasant weather of an average of 22°C, perfect for both indoor and outdoor activities. Light layers are recommended for the evening.


This will be updated once tickets are on sale.


You can access the festival on Cockatoo Island via private ferries operated and managed by Mode Festival, a 15 minute trip from King Street Wharf.


Sydney's accommodation options range from high-end hotels to affordable hostels.


The festival site at Cockatoo Island is easily reachable, with accessible ferries marked on Resident Advisor prior to purchase. Please note that the terrain on Cockatoo Island is uneven.

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