Jeremy Deller | UK
Australian Premiere

Sacrilege is a timeless monument treated to an irreverent modern makeover. Having baffled 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.
A cheeky, family friendly collision of history and art, Sacrilege is a chance for aspiring Druids of all ages to play with the past (just be sure to take your shoes off).

Please note: in the sun, Sacrilege can become quite hot. You may wish to wear socks while bouncing.

On Australia Day, Sacrilege will open 9am, however the full Festival Village will open 4.30pm. 

Commissioned by Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and The Mayor of London for the London 2012 Festival. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute, Glasgow.


Baby Bounce and Accessibility Sessions:
14 & 21 January, 9–10am (for more information please visit

Photo: Mayor of London

Each day at Sacrilege catch some of your favourite FBi radio presenters along with some of Sydney's finest DJ's as they take you on a trip across the globe to exotic postcard destinations inspired by the diverse Festival program. Fancy a trip to outer space in preparation for Sun Ra Arkestra? What about a visit to the discothèques of Italy before you see Donny Benet? Maybe even a trip to Memphis to get you warmed up for Big Star's Third?
If it's escape you're looking for, you'll find it here at Sacrilege.

Stuart Coupe
Thursday 9 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: The Ocean
Stuart Coupe has lived a fairly colourful musical life, he's run a record store, run a record label, written a book, and even managed Australian rock royalty such as The Hoodoo Gurus and Paul Kelly. These days you can catch Stuart on FBi radio with his weekly show Tune Up. To get you warmed up for Spirit Of Akasha at the Sydney Opera House, Stuart will be taking us on a coastal surf inspired set.

John Cawley
Friday 10 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: South America
Head honcho of Sydney event promotions company Funkdafied, John Cawley has been responsible for touring some of the finest funk, Latin, disco, reggae and hip hop acts to Australian shores since 2006. John will be spinning all things Latin America in prep for La Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro performance at Paradiso.

Saturday 11 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: Memphis
Ducking out for an extra-long lunch break from his regular post at Love Police Touring, Brian Taranto aka BT will be taking us on a trip to Memphis Tennessee in celebration of Big Star's Third at the Enmore Theatre. Expect to hear the golden years of rock, country, rhythms and blues from the deep South.

Chris Tofu
Sunday 12 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: 1920 - 1950
Festival favourite Chris Tofu is obsessed with music from the 20s to the 50s and his DJ sets show it! The electro swing king mixes and matches everything from polka and ska to flamenco and hip hop in one melting pot of musical mayhem and unadulterated fun.

Dave Curran
Tuesday 14 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: Outer Space
Dave Curran is a destination for DJ's who want to know more. Dave's fountain of knowledge has provided a source of constant inspiration for many of Sydney's younger DJ's. These days you can find him behind the shop counter of Title, recommending only the finest music in the world. Brace yourself as Dave takes you on a galactic voyage into outer space as he gets you warmed up for Sun Ra Arkestra at the State Theatre.

Girls Gone Mild
Wednesday 15 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: Paris
Girls Gone Mild are a sister duo who are broadcasters, writers, performers, film makers, party hosts and DJs. Pack your bags for a trip to Paris as the girls celebrate the city of love in preparation for Mick Harvey's tribute to Serge Gainsbourg at Paradiso.

The Laurels
Thursday 16 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: West Coast USA
Sydney band The Laurels have carved a name for themselves as one of the city's most praised live acts. What many don't realise is that aside from being a great band, The Laurels are also exceptional DJ's. Having just recently toured the USA, The Laurels will be dropping a set dedicated to the smooth sounds of the American West Coast. All aboard this magical mystery tour!

Votary Records
Friday 17 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: Underwater
Joining us from Melbourne is very special guest James Pianta from Votary Records. He's just recently released a compilation of underwater inspired Jazz, naturally we had to get him on board to play a 100% Aquatic set dedicated to the majestic Dido & Aeneas at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

Saturday 18 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: 1970's New York
When she's not slinging a bass in her band Bloods or sitting behind a mic at FBi, Sweetie's probably at home eating Pizza and listening to records. We've asked her to make a time machine and take us back to 70's New York. If you want a trip to CBGB's with The Ramones, Television, Blondie, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and Talking Heads then this is your chance.

John Cawley
Sunday 19 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: Miami
Fancy a cool dip via a Miami Sunset? Then join John Cawley as he takes us to beaches and dance floors of the Magic City.

Tuesday 21 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: 1980's England
Taking a side step from their usual RnB party jams, the Shoop babes are taking us on a trip to 1980's England as they roll out the welcome mat for Mr Edwyn Collins at the Spiegeltent.

Cash Sisters
Wednesday 22 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: Nashville
Two gals with a healthy obsession in old school country, blues, outlaws and crooners. The Cash Sisters are going to be serving up a delicious BBQ of country soul sister hits!! This is a call out to all Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson fans.

Jack Shit
Thursday 23rd January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: Home
Long-standing presenter of FBi radio's Saturday afternoon show ‘Jack Off' and DJ about town, Jack Shit has a collection that spans all eras and genres of recorded music. Jack's taking it back to the simple things in life as he plays a special set dedicated to ‘home'.

Friday 24 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: Istanbul
Smokey La Beef Aka Dave Abram is one half of legendary Sydney party pair Jingle Jangle. Dave loves to snack on strange fruit and exotic dishes. If you have a hunger for Turkish delights get on down as Smokey takes us on a trip to Istanbul!

Saturday 25 January
12pm - 2:30pm
Postcard from: New Orleans
When the destination theme of New Orleans came up, it was virtually impossible not to think of Gonzo straight away. If you fancy some gumbo and a trip to the Mardi Gras, this one's for you. If you also would like a chance to practice your dance moves to New York Night Train's Soul Clap & Dance Off with Jonathan Toubin at Paradiso, we suggest you head down early to this one.

Smart Casual
Thursday 9 January
5pm - 7:30pm
Postcard from: The Bahamas
The name says it all. Smart Casual, aka Mikey Inglis, always plays a sophisticated mix of music. Join Mikey on a tropical trip to the Bahamas as he visits Compass Point Studios, home to hits from Grace Jones, The Tom Tom Club, Ian Dury and Bob Marley.

Tyson Koh
Friday 10 January
5pm - 7:30pm
Postcard from: Italy
Best known as the host of Loose Joints on FBi radio, Tyson has regularly DJ'd at Sydney Festival and other high profile events around town. To get you ready for "the human touch" aka Donny Benét's late night set at the Spiegeltent, Tyson will be taking us to the discotheques of Italy. Loosen that extra button so your gold chain can really hang out!

Thursday 16 January
5pm - 7:30pm
Postcard from: The Internet
Cult internet celebrity Radge has seen it all, having played at some of the biggest festivals in the country as well as at countless parties, pubs and clubs - if you've been out in the last 10 years, chances are you've danced to one of his sets. Join Radge on a journey through fibre optic cables and satellites as he explores everyone's favourite destination - The Internet.

Tyson Koh
Friday 10 January
5pm - 7:30pm
Postcard from: Berlin
Take a step back in time as Tyson transports us to 1970's Berlin. Kraut Rock, Kraftwerk and the visionary sounds of West Germany are what you will find at this sundown session.

Thursday 23 January
5pm - 7:30pm
Postcard from: 90's Los Angeles
Luen Jacobs has established herself as one of Sydney's most important tastemakers. Her company Hand Games has hosted a series of successful underground parties, launched an influential mixtape series and even produced a cult zine. Join Luen as she transports you to the sunset strip of Los Angeles circa 1993.

Smart Casual
Friday 24 January
5pm - 7:30pm
Postcard from: Africa
No musical voyage would be complete without a trip to where it all began - Africa! Hitch a ride on Smart Casual's tour of the continent as he explores Afro beat, jazz, funk, fuzz & psychedelia in anticipation of Sinkane's performance at the Spiegeltent.





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