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Farewell Lieven!

As the curtains have now closed on our 40th anniversary Festival, it is time to bid a warm farewell to our Festival Director, Lieven Bertels.

Under Lieven’s four year tenure, the Festival presented some of the world’s best artists and companies and premiered more than 40 new Australian works.
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A David Bowie tribute DJ set

David Bowie’s music and artistry inspired people from all walks of life. As a tribute to the passing of one of the greatest figures of modern music, Sydney Festival’s free DJ sets at Meriton Festival Village will spin the greatest hits of David Bowie on the evening of January 13.
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Plan your Family Week

Family Week is here and there’s plenty for you and your kids to do this week – we have a jam-packed line up of free events, free activities and ticketed shows.

To make life a little easier, we’ve put together a schedule to help you plan your week with the kids. Continue Reading

A huge year for The Apartments

2015 was a huge year for The Apartments and Sydney Festival is very proud to be hosting the Sydney based indie project in 2016. In March of 2015 The Apartments, led by Peter Milton, released No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal to immediate acclaim. Now with end of year lists rolling in, The Apartments have made a huge mark on 2015.
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Gelato Messina’s Festival menu

Please note, Gelato Messina is open in Meriton festival Village from 4pm on weekdays and 12pm on weekends.

Sydney’s best gelataria, Gelato Messina, returns to our Village with the 8th Wonder of the edible World – Il Carnivale di Gelato Messina with a delicious Carni Candy menu and a new gelato doughnut bar to top it all off!

So, without further ado… the menu!
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Get to know Boxy

When Boxy heard that Sydney Festival was building two gigantic cardboard cities at Barangaroo Reserve and Darling Harbour, he had to come and see for himself! Get to know a bit about our very special visitor and then bring the whole family to meet him at the Festival! Continue Reading

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Run Away to the Circus

Circus is so much more than big top tents, clown cars and lion tamers. This Sydney Festival we’re bringing you circus, but not as you know it. From whimsical and playful performances that will have the whole family smiling, to daring, dazzling displays of human movement, to provocative and beautiful works of art – this summer we’re celebrating the art of circus in all it’s surprising and wonderful forms.
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