Everything you need to know about Sydney Festival 2017

Sydney Festival is the annual spectacle that brings the best very in art and entertainment together in one place.

Taking place in January, the 2017 celebrations are set to be bigger, bolder and even more unforgettable than ever before.

So whether you’re familiar with the buzz of Sydney Festival or are in need of the full lowdown, here’s everything you need to know ahead of the summer showdown

Culturally diverse

Booking a varied enough bill to suit everyone is a tall order but somehow Sydney Festival always manage it. Expect a beautifully diverse billing that features burlesque, cabaret and circus acts, to indie rock, jazz and Russian theatre.

Preview – Briefs: The Second Coming

Sydney Festival by numbers

The flourishing programme packs in around 370 performances in total. With that, around 100 events are performed by over 700 artists in more than 30 venues each year. There’s also a broad range of free events alongside accessible pricing policies for the ticketed offerings.

The heart of the city

All this takes place in the heart of Sydney’s bustling city. The first festival took place in 1977 and has since grown to become one of Australia’s largest annual and cultural celebrations. It’s thanks to its prime location too that Sydney Festival successfully attracts locals and visitors alike.

Preview – Long String Instrument

Don’t miss the night market

Yep, there’s great food too. Curated by award-winning chef Kylie Kwong and inspired by the streets of Harajuku (Tokyo), Hongdae (Seoul) and AnFu Lu (Shanghai), the Night Market will immerse you in the food, the pop culture and the sounds of contemporary Asia. Showcasing Sydney’s best producers and chefs with more than 50 stalls presenting the very best in Asian food. Yum.

Preview – iD

The important stuff 

Sydney Festival takes place between 7 – 26 January 2017, with tickets available to book now.

Simply head to for the full line-up, programme and ticket details.