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Festival Stories
Festival Stories is where we go deeper on the shows and artists appearing at Sydney Festival.

Bookmark this page for interviews with the artists, behind the scenes stories, top picks from Festival programmers and arts critics, videos, podcasts, playlists and more.

It’s your window into the world of Sydney Festival.
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Watch Orquesta Akokán in the Spiegeltent
Performing La Cosa
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Listen to Neneh Cherry's #sydfest performance
Recorded by Double J
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Thanks for joining us at #SYDFEST 2019!
Thank You from Wesley Enoch
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Why critics and audiences are raving about Beware of Pity
"4.5 stars: an intensely realised, highly emotional experience"
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Sydney Festival 2019: adventurous stories for a culturally diverse city
An op-ed by Wesley Enoch
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How to tackle the final week of Sydney Festival
Including the long weekend!
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5 #sydfest art exhibitions you can still see after the Festival
The big art and big ideas don’t stop on 27 January
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Daughter: the divisive show that Festival audiences have raved about or hated
From one star to four star reviews
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How to tackle week two of Sydney Festival
Your essential daily itinerary of big shows and free art
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Your guide to a day out at Barangaroo
For Sydney Festival 2019
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How to tackle Sydney Festival’s opening week
Our top tips for your first week itinerary
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Watch mini-talks from UTS experts about Sydney Festival 2019 shows
Plus free UTS Big Thinking Forums
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Art music in a concrete cavern: why you should see Suppression Dam
“Think of the classical canon then think of its opposite”
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Our pick of the best Festival Feast deals at Sydney Festival 2019
Feast frugally with financial finesse
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The perfect itinerary for a family day out in Parramatta
Free fun and Festival shows
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How to spend a Festival day exploring Parramatta
We've got your Sunday Funday plan sorted
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8 seriously empowering women at Sydney Festival
From contemporary artists to trip hop rebels
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15 reasons you need to see La Passion de Simone
In the hands of Sydney Chamber Opera, it's more than a night in the theatre
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7 strange and hilarious facts you probably didn’t know about the moon landing
For instance, the original space suits were designed by a lingerie company
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“There’s never been anything like this in Australia!”
Rehearsing in China and re-learning Mandarin
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