Summer Sounds in The Domain: Mike Patton's Mondo Cane
Supported by ANZ and China Southern Airlines
Balmy nights and beautiful music: THE Sydney Festival picnic tradition.
Our annual free concerts in The Domain are amongst the Festival's most anticipated events.
Join thousands of Sydneysiders and visitors to the city as we pull out the picnic rug and welcome the good times - all for free.
Turn up the summer heat as one of rock music's most admired and distinctive voices returns to Australia in the guise of an Italian pop crooner. Mike Patton, the charismatic front-man of Faith No More, gives dramatic new life to popular and folk tunes of the 1950s and 60s.
The night features songs from some of the great names of Italian music, including tunes made famous by the likes of Connie Francis and Frank Sinatra.
Under the name Mondo Cane, Patton's glowing vocals are given beautiful depth and colour by an orchestra, choir and band.
Join us for this thrilling ride through Patton's passion for all things Italian.Joining Mondo Cando on the Summer Sounds line-up are Australian artists Brous and Tango Saloon.
Haunting melodies, shimmering organ lines and one powerful voice: Brous' music is an uncompromising vision for pop. A new musical venture by Melbourne based Sophia Brous. Her songs evoke the widescreen majesty of Scott Walker and classic melodies of Morricone's Mina - unforgettable choruses crowned by Brous' extraordinarily expressive voice.
Tango meets spaghetti western is one way Sydney based Tango Saloon have been described. Signed to Mike Patton's Ipecac Label the experimental tango band also touches on rock, gypsy, jazz and electronics. A sure to delight to open the Summer Sounds stage.
Tango Saloon : 6.15pm - 7pm
Brous : 8pm - 8.30pm
Mondo Cane : 9pm - 10.30pm
Mondo Cane also appears at the State Theatre
We strongly recommend using public transport - call 131 500 for information.
Limited spaces will be available for RTA Mobility Parking Scheme Permit Holders and must be booked before the event on 02 8006 5700. An accessible viewing area for patrons with a disability is located on the eastern side of The Domain between Tower 6 and 7.
Patrons are reminded of the following guidelines:
• No pegging into the ground or reserving of unattended areas
• No high chairs or beach umbrellas
• No plastic sheeting or ice on the grass as this kills the lawns
• Festival in The Domain concerts are Waste Wise Events so please recycle using the waste system provided and help save our environment
We do not encourage BYO alcohol. No glass.
Wine and beer will be available at the Festival bars . A range of food will also be on sale throughout the event.
DO BRING sunscreen, extra water and a hat.
Cycle to The Domain and enjoy free bike parking located behind the back stage compound thanks to the Office of Environment and Heritage. The nearest street intersection is Corner of Art Gallery Road and Hospital Road.
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