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Sydney Festival Explores New Spaces and Places for Free Concerts

30-odd years ago the ‘Festival of Sydney’ started doing free concerts in The Domain. It was new and different and exciting and gave the people of Sydney access to opera and orchestral music as a way of celebrating the best of these art forms and fulfilling an unwritten civic contract. We have snapshots from this era of people really enjoying the family atmosphere and sharing their city in summer; some for the first time, others building family traditions with their kids.
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SF17 Quick Guide: The Encounter

There’s lots of chatter at the moment about The Encounter (which comes to Sydney direct from Broadway) and why it’s such an exciting show – but you’d be forgiven for being a bit confused when it comes to understanding what it’s all about. After all, this isn’t traditional theatre by any means, which is part of what makes it so special.

To make it all a little easier, here’s our quick guide to The Encounter and why you shouldn’t miss it:

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Q&A: Quan from Regurgitator

Brisbane art-rock veterans Regurgitator may not be the first act to come to mind when picking teams for a The Velvet Underground & Nico tribute. But Regurgitator have never met a musical genre they couldn’t lovingly poke a few holes in, or a tongue-in-cheek performance-art stunt they didn’t like the flavour of. We chat with Quan from Regurgitator about their upcoming show at Sydney Festival.

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