Andrew Weatherall
WAITLIST FULL
Legendary British DJ
26 January
The Spiegeltent
Black Diggers
ANZACs untold story directed by Wesley Enoch
17-26 January
Sydney Opera House
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
Colin Stetson
Bass saxophone virtuoso
25-26 January
Circus Ronaldo Tent
Ferrython
Get revved up for Australia Day
26 January
Sydney Harbour
Lady Rizo
Elegant, lush & kooky
21-26 January
The Spiegeltent
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
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
Symphony in The Domain
Classical music under the stars
26 January
The Domain
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
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
Andrew Weatherall
Legendary British DJ
WAITLIST FULL
January 26
The Spiegeltent
Andrew Weatherall is a man who knows music. The legendary British DJ, producer and remixer is always on the cutting edge as a true pioneer of the underground. Weatherall runs the gamut of modern electronic music in his sets, tapping hypnotic house, dark electro and even post punk.
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.
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.

Colin Stetson
Bass saxophone virtuoso
January 25-26
Circus Ronaldo Tent
Visionary saxophonist Colin Stetson straddles the worlds of avant jazz and experimental noise. He has worked with the likes of Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Lou Reed, Bon Iver and Laurie Anderson. His polyphonic sound really pushes boundaries, his saxophone becoming multiple instruments in one.
Ferrython
Get revved up for Australia Day
January 26
Sydney Harbour
If you think Sydney Harbour is spectacular on a quiet day, wait until you see the Ferrython. The annual Australia Day celebration sees our ferries go racing from Circular Quay to Shark Island and back under Sydney Harbour Bridge. Pack a picnic and cheer on our ferries as they get fast and furious.

 

 

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.
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+.
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.

Symphony in The Domain
Classical music under the stars
January 26
The Domain
Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs Gustav Holst's orchestral suite The Planets under the stars. The interstellar music will be interspersed with readings by Bell Shakespeare's John Bell and finished with one of the finest fireworks displays in the galaxy. Best of all, Symphony in The Domain is free.
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.
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.