Street Football Festival

Our Event Partners

The Big Issue Street Football Festival is made possible thanks to the support of the following event partners:

The Big Issue Street Football Festival

The Big Issue Street Football Festival is an annual event held on a purpose-built floating football pitch in the heart of Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The festival is Australia's most significant community sporting event, which aims to celebrate diversity and showcase the power of football to unite the community and improve lives.

The annual event brings together hundreds of participants from all walks of life.

The floating football pitch

All the festival action takes place on our iconic floating football pitch, which is purpose-built for this special event each year.

Floating pitch fun facts:

  • 23m x 17m in size
  • Weights 23 tonnes (weight of around six elephants)
  • Constructed on a barge made up of 23 pontoons
  • Anchored at Darling Harbour with five two-tonne concrete blocks
  • Construction of the floating pitch takes two weeks


See all the highlights from our 2014 festival


This was an exciting and fun tournament held in the highest spirit of fair play, respect and good sportsmanship. Our players will have fond memories of their experience. George Malouf, Manly Vale Football Club