Sydney Festival: Where to go next

This month Sydney has been dipped in culture, performance and all-round entertainment with the annual Sydney Festival, running from Jan 7-26 2016.

If you haven’t had a chance to visit any of this month’s events, or don’t know what to visit next, we have put together a guide to the top 10 events to come in the Sydney Festival 2016.

  1. The Ephemeral City at the Cutaway Bangaroo Reserve

Sydney’s new Bangaroo Reserve will play host to one of the largest community participation events in the Sydney Festival’s 40-year history. Running from Jan 8-26 you still have plenty of time to experience and add to Olivier Grossetête’s epic installation, The Ephemeral City.

  1. The Invisable Dot Cabaret at The Famous Spiegeltent

Get set for a night of bold, innovative, eccentric and clever comedy at The Famous Spiegletent. Five comedians will hit the stage for a range of hilarious sets hosted by British cult optimist Josie Long.

  1. Cut The Sky- Five Songs for the Future

This amazing performance displays 65 minute meditation on humanity’s frailty in the face of our own actions. The performance forces audiences to dream up a version of tomorrow and presents a look at Australia’s past, present and future through an indigenous lens.

  1. Songs For The Fallen at The Famous Spiegeltent

The Famous Spiegeltent will be transformed into a 19th century Parisian boudoir for a party with the original Paris party girl. The even will showcase a romantic cabaret musical complete with songs, stories and bouffants.

  1. FBi SMACS at The Carriageworks

Witness the best of Sydney’s upcoming, undiscovered talent at independent radio station FBi SMAC’s party of the year. The line-up is set to feature Cosmos Midnight, Gordi, Dreems and Wave Racer.

  1. Ferrython at Sydney Harbour

Get a group of friends and family together this Australia Day and head down to one of Australia’s most popular and iconic free events, Ferrython. Sydney’s ferries will race from Circular Quay to Shark Island and then back to the Sydney Harbour Bridge finish line.

  1. Flying Fox at The Ephemeral City

See Olivier Grossetête’s epic, The Ephemeral City from a new angle with a zip-line ride through the installation. The Flying Fox has a first-in-first-flight free ticketing system at the venue so get down to the Cutaway Bangaroo Reserve for this adventure ride.

  1. Mexrrissey at The Enmore

Mexico meets Morrissey with a glorious seven-piece band presenting the best of Mexico’s music scene.

  1. Family Week around Meriton Village

This week is family week! Meriton Festival Village have school holidays covered with a range of events and activities for the whole family. From Sydney’s Leafy Lawn Library to crocodile dance lessons with Tiwi Dance Lessons, this is one that the kids will love.

  1. Summer Nights at Prince Alfred Square

Riverside Theatre and Prince Alfred Square come together to create the new Festival precinct. With free live music, food and the Arquitectura de Feria fairground this is the place to celebrate the Sydney Festival season.