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Sydney Festival unveils full program for 2013

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Sydney Festival unveils full program for 2013

Sydney Festival has released the full program for 2013 today where Sydney venues, parks, streets and suburbs will be taken over by a cornucopia of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, film and fun from 5 to 27 January 2013.

On the music front, Sydney is blessed to receive (and this is just a sample of the exhaustive list) the already announced David Byrne and St. Vincent, Archie Roach, Dirty Projectors, Hunx and His Punx, Kashmere Stage Band, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, So Frenchy So Chic, Lianne La Havas, Rokia Traore, The Waterboys, a Nuggets night, and a very special Daptone Super Soul Revue.

Want some theatre? There’s Briefs, the all male circus, The Listies, Othello C’est Qui, In The Eruptive Mode and more, with the music theatre portion showcasing The Rape of Lucrece, The Jade Hairpin, Semele Walk, a very special screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey aurally joined by the Sydney Symphony and Sydney Philharmonia Choir, with plenty of other theatre and music theatre options.

Lovers of dance can see the urban Concrete and Bone Sessions, Rian, Symphony or Sacre - The Rite of Spring.

There are also talks, and art and installations throughout the city, including a five story high and wide rubber duck that will float in the big bathtub that is Darling Harbour.

The very fun and very free Sydney Festival Day One is showing the special Daptone Super Soul Revue, the line-up boasting Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band, Budos Band and Sugarman 3, with Binky Griptite of The Dap-Kings hosting as MC.

Parramatta’s slice of the festival is also back, the Parramatta Opening Party open to all as a huge free concert with Kashmere Stage Band and super Malian songstress Rokia Traore.

There will be 18 free events during the festival, plenty of family friendly options and specialised venues like Paradiso Town Hall and the Honda Festival Garden in Hyde Park.

Check out the full program at Sydney Festival’s website, and start planning your schedule to celebrate Sydney this coming January.  


Multi-pack ticket sales happen from tomorrow and individual tickets are onsale 29 October. 

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