Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival is a celebration of art, performance and big ideas; transforming Sydney every January

Embracing the art of summer since 1977, Sydney Festival is a city-wide celebration of culture, creativity and the questioning mind. From the streets to the beach, in stately theatres and in secret basements, it animates locations across Greater Sydney with a trailblazing free and ticketed program of theatre, music, dance, visual art and all the experimental in-between places of live performance.


Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
Sydney Festival - Summerground


Presented by Sydney Festival

Fri, 5th to 7th January in 5 weeks. Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour. Tickets $80 to $89


Kick off the year with a groundswell of big sound, right in the heart of the city. Expect deep soul and dirty funk, alt pop and indie rock, and plenty of beats, bleeps and horn sections to rattle the ice in your cup.

Prepare to groove when Afro-Cuban sensation Cimafunk hits the ‘ground.
Subverting conventional sounds with rhythmic innovation, he was Grammy nominated for his 2021 album, El Alimento, which featured appearances from Lupe Fiasco, CeeLo Green and funk godfather George Clinton on the undeniable “Funk Aspirin”.
One of the most exciting stars in the Latin music space, Cimafunk offers a bold mix of funk and Cuban rhythms, infused with styles from Africa and the US.
Onstage in Sydney with his band of Havana all-stars, experience “the James Brown of Cuba” at the peak of his powers.

When Melbourne siblings Josh and Sam Teskey formed their rock'n'roll band in 2008, they could scarcely have imagined the success to follow.
15 years, multiple ARIA awards and a string of chart-topping albums later, The Teskey Brothers are among Australia's most beloved acts. 2020's legendary Live at the Forum became the first live record to debut at number one in almost 30 years, while 2023 brought the release of the brothers' third album smash, The Winding Way, which finds them connecting with the essence of their vintage soul sound. With an impossibly tight crowd-pleaser combination of Muscle Shoals soul, boogie-woogie and classic pub rock, The Teskey Brothers deliver no-frills, all-feelings music that creates big festival moments, and beautiful summer memories.

Pioneers of London's burgeoning acid jazz scene of the early 90s, The Brand New Heavies took their love of sophisticated 70s funk grooves and gave it a modern twist, enjoying global success and a legacy spanning decades, with hits "Never Stop", "Dream on Dreamer", "Midnight at the Oasis" and more.
Celebrating 35 years since the release of their debut single, the formidable live band will be joined by the stunning Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Let's play.


Sydney Symphony Orchestra
The Brand New Heavies
The Teskey Brothers
Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

Tumbalong Park is at the centre of the Darling Harbour precinct, and is surrounded by a variety of public and commercial buildings and outdoor facilities.

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Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival

Every January, Sydney Festival starts the new year with a bang, transforming the city with a bold cultural celebration based on critical ideas and cutting-edge art and performance.

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