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Elevate Sydney is bringing six days of free music and entertainment to the Cahill Expressway in Circular Quay this summer

Traffic on the freeway will be shut down, with 30,000 free tickets to some of the country's biggest acts up for grabs!

Elevate Sydney is set to takeover Circular Quay’s Cahill Expressway – transforming the freeway into a worldclass stage for six days of free entertainment, featuring some of Australia’s biggest acts.

Bringing people back to the heart of the city as the New Year begins, live music, discussion, activities, performance, and even a 500-drone Skyshow will all feature across the week.

Kicking off on Saturday 1 January, you can enjoy more than 180 performers across three action-packed zones, and you can bet they’ve got some big names ready to go. Headiners include the likes of Tones And I, Tim Minchin, Baker Boy, Electric Fields, Marcia Hines, Leo Sayer, The Wiggles, Ngaiire, and L-FRESH the LION.

What can you expect from Elevate Sydney?

The program’s six days are absolutely jam-packed with unmissable music and entertainment. To get you started, highlights include:

  • ELEVATE First: Opening night First Nations Celebration featuring rapper Baker Boy, electronic music duo Electric Fields, and a Call to Country designed by Rhoda Roberts AO.
  • ELEVATE Kids: Morning sessions featuring a huge lineup of favourites including The Wiggles and Simon Wiggle & Friends.
  • ELEVATE Arena: Afternoon sessions celebrating the best of Aussie sport culture with host comedian Joel Ozborn serving up interviews with sporting greats, and music and live entertainment alongside reporter and commentator Stephanie Brantz.
  • Club ELEVATE: Evening sessions featuring performances from the likes of Todd McKenney, Hauskey, Courtney Act, Leo Sayer, BVT and CXLOE.
  • A hypnotic light show with 500 choreographed drones flying over Sydney Cove, set to an original soundscape.

Baker Boy – Meditjin ft. JessB (Official Video)

Club Elevate Zone

For five days, Club Elevate is set to become Sydney’s most unique live entertainment venue, designed to capture the attention of the world. Featuring a music lineup covering everything from disco to hip hop, world acclaimed musical theatre to pop superstars, and legendary performers to exciting newcomers – Club Elevate is the place to be.

The Lineup:

  • Baker Boy
  • BVT
  • Courtney Act
  • Cxloe
  • David Campbell
  • Electric Fields
  • Hauskey
  • L-Fresh The Lion
  • Leo Sayer
  • Marcia Hines
  • Ngaiire
  • Tim Minchin
  • Todd McKenney
  • Tones and I
  • The full lineup will be revealed soon!
CXLOE – New Trick (Official Music Video)

Elevate Arena Zone

Deep dive into  Sydney’s diverse, empowering and inspirational world of sport and entertainment in the Elevate Arena. Hosted by comedian Joel Ozborn and sports broadcaster Stephanie Brantz, meet sporting legends, take in music and join in conversation with your favourite athletes.

The Lineup:

  • Andrew Wong (The Sloths Dragon Boating Club)
  • DB Freestyle
  • Emily Watts (KOM Knights Racing)
  • Eloise Green, The Hula Queen
  • Joel Ozborn (Host)
  • Kerri Pottharst (Former Australian professional beach volleyball player and Olympic gold medallist)
  • Lauren Parker (Para-triathlon, Paralympic silver medallist)
  • Maddy Proud (NSW Swifts Captain)
  • Mariafe Artacho Del Solar (Australian beach volleyball player)
  • Matthew Levy (Swimming, 10x Paralympic medallist)
  • Melissa Wu (Diving, Olympic & Commonwealth Games silver medallist)
  • Remy Siemsen (Sydney FC)
  • Stephanie Brantz (Sports Presenter)
  • The Tap Pack
  • Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
  • Tom Trbojevic (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
  • The full lineup will be revealed soon!

Elevate Kids Zone

Across four mega morning kids will be delighted, enchanted and entertained by some of their favourite characters and performers while parents get to take in the stunning Sydney views for the the heights of the Cahill Expressway.

The Lineup:

  • Erth
  • Junkyard Beats
  • Justine Clarke
  • Lauren Hannaford
  • Ready, Set, Dance & Romeboy
  • The Wiggles
  • The full lineup will be revealed soon!
The Wiggles: Fruit Salad TV | Episode 1: Team Work | Songs and Nursery Rhymes for Kids

Elevate Sydney 2022 Program:

**All lineups are subject to change

Elevate First

Saturday 1 January @ 7pm

– Internationally acclaimed homegrown hip hop from Baker Boy
– Modern electric-soul music from Electric Fields
– A contemporary Call to Country, designed by Rhoda Roberts AO

Elevate Kids

Sunday 2 January from 8am

– Party with The Wiggles 
– Warm up with wellness exercises
– Explore a prehistoric ocean and watch junk turn into instruments

Electric Fields – Gold Energy

Elevate Arena

Sunday 2 January from 2pm

– Beach running champion Ali Najem
– National Road cycling champion Emily Watts
– NRL Player Brian To’o
– Four-time Olympian Melissa Wu
– Australian cricket star Ashleigh Gardner
– Captain of the Wanderers Rhys Williams

Elevate Discotheque

Sunday 2 January @ 7pm

– Hosted by Courtney Act 
– Starring Sydney disco royalty, Marcia Hines and Leo Sayer
– Dress up in your finest disco-kit and boogie the night away 

Marcia Hines – Chase That Feeling (LIVE)

Elevate Kids

Monday 3 January from 8am

– Singalong with Simon Wiggle and Friends
– Explore a prehistoric ocean and watch junk turn into instruments

Elevate Arena

Monday 3 January from 2pm

– Football stars Remy Siemsen, Jada Whyman and Emily Van Egmond
– Beach volleyball stars Kerri Pottharst and Mariafe Artacho del Solar
– Tokyo 2020 Olympic high jump silver medalist Nicola McDermott
– Wallabies captain Michael Hooper

Elevate Encore

Monday 3 January @ 7pm

– Hosted by David Campbell
– Casts from SIX The Musical, Phantom of the Opera and more
– Featuring Australian musical theatre talent Todd McKenney and John Paul Young

David Campbell – I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) (Live)

Elevate Kids

Tuesday 4 January from 8am

– Dance with Simon Wiggle and Friends
– Warm up with wellness exercises
– Explore a prehistoric ocean and watch junk turn into instruments

Elevate Arena

Tuesday 4 January from 2pm

– Sydney Swans AFL player Tom Papley
– Cricketer Shane Watson
– Tokyo Paralympic Gold Medalist Madison de Rozario
– Socceroo Rhyan Grant
– NRL player Tom Trbojevic
– Netballer Caitlin Bassett

Elevate Music

Tuesday 4 January @ 7pm

– Hosted by triple j’s Ebony Boadu
– Rapper, beatboxer, singer-songwriter, and producer BVT
– Indie-pop singer-songwriter CXLOE
– Indie-pop multi-instrumentalist Hauskey
– Hip hop artist and producer L-FRESH the LION
– R&B and future soul singer-songwriter Ngaiire
– Party with Australia’s hottest performers in rap, hip-hop, R&B and pop

NGAIIRE – Him (Lyric Video)

Elevate Kids

Wednesday 5 January from 8am

– Dance with Simon Wiggle and Friends
– Warm up with wellness exercises
– Explore a prehistoric ocean and watch junk turn into instruments
– Enjoy a special treat with the four cadets from Kangaroo Beach

Elevate Arena

Wednesday 5 January from 2pm

– NSW Swifts netball captain Maddy Proud
– Five-time Paralympian Matthew Levy OAM
– NSW Dragon boat athlete of the year Andrew Wong
– Women’s National Basketball League and Opals star Katie Ebzery
– Paralympic triathlete Lauren Parker
– Australia’s most successful Olympian Emma McKeon

Elevate Finale

Wednesday 5 January @ 7pm

– Join a star-studded lineup including Tim Minchin and Tones And I
– Hosted by Courtney Act

TONES AND I – FLY AWAY (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Elevate Curtain Call

Thursday 6 January from 1.30pm

– Musical theatre stars Todd McKenney, John Paul Young and the Encore Ensemble
– disco in the daylight with Marcia Hines and Leo Sayer

Elevate Sydney will transform Cahill Expressway, Circular Quay Sydney from Saturday 1 January until Thursday 6 January 2022. Free tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com.au.