For those new to Sydney Festival, it’s a three week summer celebration of the city, its ideals, thoughts and community make up that draws in hundreds of thousands of people each year. Its origins go back to the 1950s Waratah Festival which was hosted in the Spring. The earlier advents of Sydney Festival included vintage car rallies, face painting, kite flying to bocce, dog obedience trials and Chinese scarf dancing. The 1980s saw the breakout of a riot when profitability and artistic credibility were brought into question. Today the staging area of venues extends throughout the CBD out to the Western Suburb showgrounds, Eastern Suburb and South premiering international and local productions exploring subject matter through celebration, commemoration and social awareness.
The first acts have been confirmed in the stellar lineup planned for the Sydney Mardi Gras Party.
One of Australia’s most pioneering and celebrated electronic acts, PNAU have incorporated a mix of house, funk, jungle, and pop into their music over the years, snagging ARIA awards and a U.K. number one album with Elton John along the way. Their 2017 album Changa spawned hits Chameleonand Go Bang, picked up 2017 and 2018 ARIA Awards for Best Dance Release respectively. Flying in from L.A. exclusively for the special Mardi Gras set, PNAU will perform with a full electronic band set-up with guest vocalist.
Iconic footwear brand, Hush Puppies is excited to announce their role a Supporting Partner and Offical Sponsor of Doggywood at Fair Day, for the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
South Australian family winery Taylors Wines created a one of a kind experience for wine lovers allowing them to chill with the perfect glass of vino amongst the setting of one of the most illustrious cities in the world. Far from its Clare Valley home, together with Masterchefs, Will Stewart and Steve Flood, presented the world’s first floating cellar door.
More than 150 of Sydney’s socialites gathered to the opening of new Mediterranean establishment, Tayim.
Australia is one of the first in the world to toast in the new year. More than a billion people globally tune in to the LIVE broadcast of our world class pyrotechnic shows. The City of Sydney is brought to a standstill in a spectacle of daytime aerial shows, a parade of harbour lights, finally culminating in a multimillion dollar sky flaring art display that is powered by over 8 tonnes of fireworks. Continue reading Top 10 Sydney NYE Destinations
Barangaroo is named after a leader of the Cammeraygal people and wife of Kenneling of the Wangal people, ancestral elders of the First peoples. The transformation from a disused container terminal on the edge of Sydney’s CBD into a spectacular 22 hectare waterfront precinct will see the streets of Barangaroo come to life in an action packed stroll. Continue reading Christmas on the Streets of Barangaroo