AN art and music festival in Sydney this Sunday will raise money for marriage equality.

The event will include performances by a lineup of local musicians including The Nu Now, an art exhibition, and community service stands.

Organiser Peter Tattersall said he wanted to hold an event to bring together people who support marriage equality.

“The event came about after a conversation around how I’d never considered marriage to another guy, because I’d accepted that marriage was not an option,” he said.

“When I realised I’d just effectively laid down and accepted this, I called a few friends and said I wanted to do an event.”

The festival will be held at the Leela Centre in Darlinghurst from noon this Sunday August 20, with the $10 entry fee being donated to Australian Marriage Equality.

“We have a great musical lineup and everyone has volunteered their free time,” said Tattersall.

“I believe in choice—I would not dictate to another how to live life, and I certainly don’t want to be dictated to. It’s also for the future generations after me. Hopefully they will grow up seeing love and not a gender.”

Voters have until August 24 to enrol or update their details to ensure they can vote in the upcoming postal poll on marriage equality.

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