Schools Spectacular


What better way to enjoy the amazing Schools Spectacular in 2024 than to start with SpecFest!

Now in its sixth year, SpecFest is the ultimate outdoor entertainment hub with great food, activations and chill-out zones for the whole family to enjoy.

SpecFest celebrates all things spectacular and will again this year feature the final rounds of the rural and remote band competition, Surround Sound, on the main stage.

SpecFest is free for the whole family to enjoy and offers the perfect preshow atmosphere to enrich your spectacular experience!

SpecFest Hype Reel

Duration: 1:30


SpecFest information

Specific information on SpecFest 2024 will be updated later this year.

In the meantime, check out our SpecFest 2023 map, schedule and activations. You can also take a look at our SpecFest 2023 digital program.

Do you have a question? You can visit our frequently asked questions page to see if the answer is there, otherwise you can email us at


SpecFest performance opportunities

There are a number of opportunities for school groups and individual performers to perform as part of SpecFest. For more information, interested teachers, students and parents should visit the applications page.

Please note, other than schools that wish to perform as part of the SpecFest Flash Mob (see below), applications to perform at SpecFest close at the end of Term 1 each year.

SpecFest 2024 Flash Mob

The SpecFest Team invites dance groups from public schools all over NSW to participate in the SpecFest 2024 FlashMob. This exciting initiative, now in its second year, will take place as part of the entertainment at SpecFest, the outdoor festival that accompanies the 2024 Schools Spectacular, on Friday 29 November 2024 (Term 4 Week 7).

Students will rehearse the choreography with our choreographer, perform as part of the Flash Mob, feature as part of a video released to celebrate SpecFest, and have sit in performer seating to watch the evening performance of the 2024 Schools Spectacular.

Nominations for the 2024 SpecFest Flash Mob open in Term 1 2024. Visit the applications page to apply.

    Supernova – SpecFest 2023 FlashMob

    Duration: 2:52

        Sponsorship and activation opportunities

        Our sponsorship and activation options offer a range of partnerships and engagement opportunities to suit your organisation’s objectives and investment level.

        For more details, please contact Sandra Copeman.

        Sandra Copeman
        Manager, Business Engagement and Development
        Arts, Sport and Initiatives
        02 7814 2482 [telephone] | 0408 696 571 [mobile]