One of the best things to do in Sydney, is visit Sydney Festival with a spectacular line up of more than 18 world premieres, 11 Australian premieres and 22 Australian exclusives from 8 – 26 January 2015.
Sydney Festival draws top entertainment and artists from all over the world and will be delighting people with events located in and around the city centre including Parramatta. The Sydney Festival 2015 has a program including contemporary and classical music, theatre, dance, visual arts and much more. Hyde Park’s hugely popular Festival Village will return in 2015 offering a variety of electrifying circus and cabaret shows, activities and music performances. The Village is a wonderful place to enjoy entertainment in the Famous Spiegeltent and at the newest addition,The Aurora Spiegeltent, where visitors can climb through a multi-dimensional giant art installation, Higher Ground. This colourful explosion of stripes and shapes is two storeys high and is the closest feeling anyone could have like stepping into a painting. In Parramatta, The Parramatta Opening Party offers free music and entertainment at Centenary Square on 9 January.
Carriageworks in Chippendale features Sound / On Sound, a new offering in 2015, including four world premiere works such as large scale art installations, performance, theatre and music. The popular About An Hour returns to a new home at the Seymour Centre, offering a long weekend of diverse 60-minute segments spanning theatre, dance, cabaret, music and comedy.
Sydney Festival of both free and ticketed events. Some of the program highlights include:
Acrobat, musician, dancer, actor, and choreographer James Thierrée is recognised as one of the world’s greatest and most creative contemporary circus performers.
Tabac Rouge features acrobatics, music, dance and more and is s Sydney Festival exclusive.
Timber! combines circus with theatre, physical comedy, love, traditional music, folklore with the tools of the lumberjack trade and is also another Australian exclusive.
Seu Jorge brings his music flavoured with samba, reggae, Brazilian pop and electronics from Rio’s favelas to Sydney for the first time.
In a world premiere and new Australian theatre work, Kate Mulvany brings to life the iconic children’s book, Masquerade by Kit Williams.
One of the boldest and most boundary-defying chamber choirs in the world, Latvian Radio Choir, makes their Australian debut performance.
Tex Perkins performs a world premiere and unforgettable music experience at historic Parramatta Goal in a recreation of Johnny Cash’s notorious 1968 Folsolm Prison concerts.
Sydney Festival 2015 includes 179 events, with 85 being free. With 495 performances across 25 indoor and outdoor venues, it features 974 artists from across 30 countries.