What’s on at the Sydney Festival

What’s on at the Sydney Festival in January

The Sydney Festival starts on first week in January and ends on 29th January 2017

You might think that, after all the Sydney New Year’s celebrations and world-famous fireworks, things might calm down a little bit in Sydney. Well, you’d be right, they do, but not for long. The Festival takes a hold of Sydney on 7th January and doesn’t let go until the end of the Australia Day long weekend on the 29th January.

The most popular cultural festival in Australia

The Sydney Festival draws in around a million people from far and wide making it the most popular cultural festival in Australia. Many top Australian and International artists will dazzle and mesmerise you with an array of world class performances in dance, theatre and music.

P J Harvey

P J Harvey is the first big name to be announced. She is only here for a one-off concert at the Sydney Theatre on the 22nd January 2017. There were a few tickets left when I posted this so you may already be too late – sorry, she’s a tad popular. Click the link below to find out:

PJ Harvey in Sydney


Get with the Program

The full festival program will be released on the 26th October 2016. Follow the link below for the details:

Sydney Festival 2017


Whilst we wait

If you’re new to the festival the video below from last year will give you an idea of what 2017 might look like.

As we await further details to be published we have left you with two of the mainstays of last year’s festival, the Festival Village and the Parramatta Festival. We can almost guarantee a repeat or at least something similar.

I Love the Nightlife – The Festival Village in Hyde Park

As you might have guessed, Sydney will be alive and buzzing during the festival and it doesn’t stop till… well I’m not sure it does stop actually. Anyway, the Festival has its own bar in Hyde Park complete with all kinds of entertainment to keep you in a festival mood including “The Famous Spiegeltent”.

Spiegeltent and Meriton Festival Village

During the day, “The Famous Spiegeltent” is family friendly but after dark however it is a different story. As kids go home to bed the grown-ups come out to play.

Festival Village


Parramatta Festival

Parramatta has ‘free events galore’. Maybe Parramatta is taking over the festival as there appears to be some pretty cool things happening in the middle of Sydney.

Parramatta Festival


Free and Top things to do

There are a myriad of things to do in and around Sydney which are not part of the program:

Top Things to do in Sydney Where to Stay in Sydney

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