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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Get stuck into all the Australian music at Sydney Festival
Your guide to the all-star lineup of local legends
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Take the stage and experience Soliloquy in the most immersive way possible
Join a multi-award-winning musician and a renowned dancer/choreographer.
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Sculptured Riddims dance crew line-ups unleashed
From disco to street to Afro – these are the crews bringing the heat at Moonshine Bar.
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Meet the cast of Smashed: The Nightcap
Courtney Act, Kween Kong and host Victoria Falconer alongside a fierce, femme-fronted core cast.
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Introducing Temperament: a celebration and deconstruction of Bach
A week-long program of Bach and beyond
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The best of the Fest in Western Sydney
Everything to see and do in Western Sydney this Festival
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Your guide to a free and affordable Festival
Because art is essential, and for everyone.
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Welcome to Sydney Festival’s exhilarating summer of art
A message from our Festival Director
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50 years of the Sydney Opera House
Sydney Festival staff members share their Opera House memories, alongside images from the archives.
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Jacob Nash and Stephen Page on the making of Vigil: Awaken
A sunset chat with the creators of this landmark ceremony.
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Sydney Festival 2024 Dates
You know what to do folks – save those dates.
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Sydney Festival endorses the ‘Yes’ campaign in its support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart
Sydney Festival supports the Indigenous Voice to Parliament
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