Now being held for 37th year, Sydney Festival aims to be one of the best summer festivals in the world, bringing together world’s great artists of all sorts. This year, the three-week festival will be featuring performances by France’s Orchestre National De Jazz, David Byrne together with St Vincent, a radical retelling of Handel’s opera Semele by Ludger Engels that includes outrageous couture by Vivienne Westwood and catwalk models with attitude. During the festival you can also expect to see and hear works by The Royal Shakespeare Company and world-renowned composer and director Heiner Goebbels.
The festival’s Honda Festival Garden will be offering its visitors comedy and music. Some of Sydney Festival’s best shows can be seen in Sydney Festival Parramatta, kind of a Festival-within-the-Festival.
For three weeks attendees have the chance to go to 92 events and 360 performances in total and roughly half a million visitors are expected to visit the festival area. With 18 outdoor events offered to people for free, Sydney Festival is Australia’s biggest free outdoor program of concerts and events.
More information, photos and videos about the festival can be found at http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/. But just to give you an idea of what you might be getting yourself into – the first night of the festival, 60 000 festival attendees celebrated the summer in Sydney at the Daptone Super Soul Revue, dancing and partying.
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