Black Diggers
ANZACs untold story directed by Wesley Enoch
17-26 January
Sydney Opera House
Cat Power
WAITLIST FULL
A rare, intimate solo performance
24 January
Circus Ronaldo Tent
Chance
Christian Boltanski
10-26 January
Carriageworks
City of Sydney Lawn Library
Relax on the lawn with a good book
9-26 January
Festival Village
Donny Benet & the Donny Benet Show Band
Poster boy of Italo funk disco
10-24 January
The Spiegeltent
Future Classic: Jacques Renault, Medlar, Touch Sensitive & Wave Racer - Paradiso at Town Hall
Lady Rizo
Elegant, lush & kooky
21-26 January
The Spiegeltent
Lao Qiang
Ancient rock'n'roll of the East
22-25 January
Seymour Centre
LIMBO
SOLD OUT
Dirty & dangerous circus cabaret
8-26 January
The Spiegeltent
Ockham's Razor
Daring & whimsical aerial acrobatics
21-26 January
Seymour Centre
Oedipus Schmoedipus
Mad medley of theatre's greatest deaths
9-26 January
Belvoir St Theatre
Othello: The Remix
Turning up the volume on Shakespeare's classic
23-26 January
Seymour Centre
Paradiso Lates - Paradiso at Town Hall
Free entry, dance the night away
16-25 January
Sydney Town Hall
Project 28: Roman Ondak
Kaldor Public Art Projects
10-24 January
Parramatta Town Hall
Rekorderlig Gazebo
Party with Sydney's best DJs for free
9-26 January
Festival Village
Sacrilege
Bounce on life-size inflatable of Stonehenge
8-26 January
Festival Village
Scotch and Soda
Raucous music & dexterous feats
10-26 January
Circus Ronaldo Tent
Sinkane
Global music with real soul
24-26 January
The Spiegeltent
Sky Terrace
Make a night of it!
9-26 January
The Star Event Centre
Squaring the Wheel
Fun topsy-turvy ingenious thingummybobs
21-25 January
Circus Ronaldo Tent
The Serpent's Table
SOLD OUT
Communal celebration of storytelling & food
24-26 January
Carriageworks
The Shadow King
A majestic and physical reworking of King Lear
23-26 January
Carriageworks
The Staves - Sutherland
Golden harmonies from fast-rising British trio
24 January
Sutherland Entertainment Centre
The Very Near Future
An interactive cinema experience
16-25 January
Artspace
Tom Thum: Beating the Habit
Beatboxing virtuoso
21-26 January
Circus Ronaldo Tent
Village Bandstand
Free live music and DJs
9-26 January
Festival Village
Visitors
Godfrey Reggio, Philip Glass & Jon Kane film + SSO
23-24 January
Sydney Opera House
Black Diggers
ANZACs untold story directed by Wesley Enoch
January 17-26
Sydney Opera House
Black Diggers is a play that is long overdue. Wesley Enoch returns to Sydney Festival with the world premiere of Black Diggers, uncovering the contribution of First World War Aboriginal Diggers from their homelands to the battlefields of Gallipoli, Palestine and Flanders. Written by Tom Wright.
Cat Power
A rare, intimate solo performance
WAITLIST FULL
January 24
Circus Ronaldo Tent
"An inspired, fearless and curious artist" NPR 

From heart-wrenching indie to uplifting Memphis-style RnB, the enigmatic Cat Power is forever one of a kind. Following the tour of last year's studio album Sun, Cat Power a.k.a Chan Marshall is back in Australia to play two solo shows for Sydney Festival. This rare, intimate celebration of one of our generation's most remarkable singer-songwriters promises to be truly special.

Cat Power is also appearing in Big Star's Third on 23 January at The Enmore Theatre. 
Chance
Christian Boltanski
January 10-26
Carriageworks
Christian Boltanski is one of the most influential artists of his generation. He is known for his work exploring memory, loss, birth and death. Chance is his first major installation to be presented in Australia. This immense installation follows the rhythm of births and deaths across the globe. 
City of Sydney Lawn Library
Relax on the lawn with a good book
January 9-26
Festival Village
Don't miss the City of Sydney's Lawn Library, nestled among the trees in Hyde Park all festival long. Grab a coffee and beat the heat among shelves full of hundreds of books, all free for you to take home.

The kids can also enjoy a full calendar of children's rhymetime, twilight storytime and late night readings, and there'll also be fun, creative workshops.

Donny Benet & the Donny Benet Show Band
Poster boy of Italo funk disco
January 10-24
The Spiegeltent
Donny Benét is the new poster boy of Italo funk disco. Armed with a drum machine, a slick bass and a Moog synthesiser with a pitch bender that won't stop. Hearts will be broken, dreams will be realised and Sydney will swelter when it feels the heat.
Future Classic: Jacques Renault, Medlar, Touch Sensitive & Wave Racer - Paradiso at Town Hall
Raw house and disco treats
January 24
Sydney Town Hall
Future Classic are calling in international house heavyweights to keep the dance floor heaving; DJ/producer extraordinaire Jacques Renault bringing the disco treats and UK house maestro Medlar with a banging summer set. Rounding out the bill are two local rising stars Touch Sensitive and Wave Racer.
Lady Rizo
Elegant, lush & kooky
January 21-26
The Spiegeltent
Elegant, brazen and kooky cabaret. Lady Rizo's Grammy Award winning stylings will tantalise you. Comeing to Sydney for the first time after sellout seasons in Edinburgh and London, Lady Rizo combines vintage arrangements and theatrical pop songs from every decade with her own stirring anthems.
Lao Qiang
Ancient rock'n'roll of the East
January 22-25
Seymour Centre
From the dusty plains of northwest China's Shaanxi Province comes the tradition of Lao Qiang or ‘old tunes'. Lao Qiang is energetic folk music accompanied by shadow puppetry. The Zhang Family Band performs this centuries-old form of storytelling with humour and energy.
LIMBO
Dirty & dangerous circus cabaret
SOLD OUT
January 8-26
The Spiegeltent
"An irresistible cocktail of circus skills, live music and sexy humour" Time Out (UK)
LIMBO is circus as you've never seen it: wild, wicked and out of this world. Hot on the heels of a sellout London season, this otherworldly party, staged somewhere between heaven and hell hits Sydney.
Ockham's Razor
Daring & whimsical aerial acrobatics
January 21-26
Seymour Centre
Ockham’s Razor, known for daring yet refined aerial acrobatics, brings three vividly theatrical works to Sydney Festival. Using tailor-made aerial equipment, the agile physical performers investigate themes of isolation, reliance and the way our actions impact on those around us.
Oedipus Schmoedipus
Mad medley of theatre's greatest deaths
January 9-26
Belvoir St Theatre
Imagine every death scene in the most celebrated plays of all time united in one show. Oedipus Schmoedipus is a mad medley of the greatest deaths ever brought to life on stage: by poison, dagger, asp or broken heart. It promises big laughs, great insight and an outrageous body count.
Othello: The Remix
Turning up the volume on Shakespeare's classic
January 23-26
Seymour Centre
Chicago hip-hop sensation Q Brothers take their inspiration from the original genius lyricist: Shakespeare. Together, the brothers have created a fiery, feisty musical ad-rap-tation of Othello. Innovative, intelligent and street smart, Othello: The Remix is suitable for ages 10+.
Paradiso Lates - Paradiso at Town Hall
Free entry, dance the night away
January 16-25
Sydney Town Hall
We know you'll want to make your summer nights last, so we’re offering all the after-hours entertainment you could ever need with Paradiso Lates. Hit the dance floor with our late night line-up of bands and DJs or kick on outside with your fellow Festival night owls in the Paradiso Terrace Bar.
Project 28: Roman Ondak
Kaldor Public Art Projects
January 10-24
Parramatta Town Hall
The celebrated Slovakian artist Roman Ondák merges art with experiences of everyday life, challenging perceptions with poetic ideas and humorous interventions. Ondák's work relies on public participation in the discreet dislocation of objects from their usual settings. Make your mark at Project 28!
Rekorderlig Gazebo
Party with Sydney's best DJs for free
January 9-26
Festival Village

The Rekorderlig Gazebo returns in 2014 to again showcase the very best DJ’s Sydney has to offer. If it’s a party you’re looking for, you’ll find it at the Rekorderlig Gazebo.

Sacrilege
Bounce on life-size inflatable of Stonehenge
January 8-26
Festival Village
A timeless monument treated to an irreverent modern makeover. Baffling historians for centuries, Stonehenge is reimagined as a life-size inflatable castle– with everyone invited to have a bounce. This new work by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller has become a contemporary art feel-good hit.
Scotch and Soda
Raucous music & dexterous feats
January 10-26
Circus Ronaldo Tent
Some of Australia’s finest acrobats and music-makers butt heads to create Scotch and Soda, a whiskey-soaked evening of raucous dance and dexterous feats – where the band holds centre stage. Channelling the vibe of a rowdy whiskey joint, Scotch and Soda will rollick along late into the evening –naturally – in the Circus Ronaldo Tent.
Sinkane
Global music with real soul
January 24-26
The Spiegeltent
Forward-looking four-piece Sinkane tap jazz, disco and rock to create space-age summer jams. Sinkane’s breezy sounds reflect Gallab’s diverse musical experience. Mining 70s funk, Sudanese pop and New York indie, this is global music with real soul.
Sky Terrace
Make a night of it!
January 9-26
The Star Event Centre

Join us at Sky Terrace this January for an exciting free program of live music, DJs and quirky performances on the roof terrace at The Star. Add some delicious alfresco food into the mix and you've got all the key ingredients for a great summer night out.

Squaring the Wheel
Fun topsy-turvy ingenious thingummybobs
January 21-25
Circus Ronaldo Tent
In Squaring the Wheel, a quirky character finds topsy-turvy ways to look at a pile of junk. With a little imagination, a frying pan turns into a friend, a broom plays music, an egg takes a walk, and even the most ordinary household items become extraordinary fun. Suitable for ages 5+.
The Serpent's Table
Communal celebration of storytelling & food
SOLD OUT
January 24-26
Carriageworks
Combining storytelling, installation and great food, 5 remarkable Asian-Australians share dishes of special significance to them, and reveal the moving, humorous and provocative stories behind them. Featuring Pauline Nguyen (Secrets of the Red Lantern) & Indira Naidoo (Author, Journalist and TV Presenter)
The Shadow King
A majestic and physical reworking of King Lear
January 23-26
Carriageworks
The greatest of all epics about nation, is finally an epic about our nation. Bringing together the country's finest creative talents including performers Tom E. Lewis and Jimi Bani, this reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear speaks to the history and current circumstances of Indigenous Australia.
The Staves - Sutherland
Golden harmonies from fast-rising British trio
January 24
Sutherland Entertainment Centre
Due to illness, we regret to announce all Sydney Festival performances by The Staves have been cancelled.
The Very Near Future
An interactive cinema experience
January 16-25
Artspace
Sydney-based artist Alex Davies makes projects to mess with your mind and with reality itself. Step into The Very Near Future and find yourself with the cast and crew of a film noir in the making. A rift in time resets events on set, and history - very recent history - begins to repeat itself.
Tom Thum: Beating the Habit
Beatboxing virtuoso
January 21-26
Circus Ronaldo Tent
A sonic journey for the whole family. Beatbox addict Tom Thum makes musical magic using only his mouth and a microphone. Packing an entire sound system into his throat, he creates mind-blowing soundscapes of impossible beats, phenomenal notes and a whole band's worth of instruments.
Village Bandstand
Free live music and DJs
January 9-26
Festival Village
Join us at the Village Bandstand in the Sydney Festival Village for an exciting free program of live music, DJs, and quirky performances. It's a great place to see a little something extra between shows, while you enjoy a drink with friends or as you grab some delicious eats.
Visitors
Godfrey Reggio, Philip Glass & Jon Kane film + SSO
January 23-24
Sydney Opera House
30 years after their groundbreaking Koyaanisqatsi (Qatsi Trilogy), director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass have joined with filmmaker Jon Kane to create a cinematic time capsule for the 21st century. Reggio's visual poetry and Glass's haunting score are a wordless ode to modern life.