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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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Watch a UTS academic break down the critical social themes explored in Anthem
“We’re on the cusp of change, and hopefully the change will be for the better”
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Watch the Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined producer explain Betty’s important to a new generation
How Betty’s transgressive joys have been updated for 2020
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Watch Festival Director Wesley Enoch explain the overarching themes of the 2020 program
Hot tips direct from the curator
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8 most Instagram-worthy art exhibitions at Sydney Festival 2020
Where good culture meets good content
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Meet the cast of LIFE – the show
International clowning, aerialist and musical royalty
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5 unique live music gigs you’ll only see at Sydney Festival
Don’t sleep on your chance to see these one-offs
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What to know before you see Joan Didion's The White Album
A 3-part Joan Didion cheat sheet
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What tickets to get everyone you know for Christmas
Look cultured + give gifts that’ll actually get used!
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Ben Law’s top 5 picks for Sydney Festival 2020
The Double Delicious star and Twitter icon's program faves
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Welcome to the epic program for Sydney Festival 2020
Festival Director Wesley's welcome
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We made you a playlist of 10 top tracks from Syd Fest 2020
10 fire tracks from the SF20 program
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Ernie Dingo announced among stellar cast for Bran Nue Dae
A hotshot cast for the iconic musical's 30th birthday revival
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Sydney Festival 2020 Dates Announced
Start planning your summer now
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Counting & Cracking wins seven Helpmann Awards
The #sydfest 2019 world premiere sweeps the board
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Sydney Festival Director speaks to Radio National about the power of Indigenous storytelling
Hear the panel discussion
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Resilience and Recovery
What role can the arts play?
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Setting the agenda for 2020
Indigenous Australia and Captain Cook
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Watch Orquesta Akokán in the Spiegeltent
Performing La Cosa
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Listen to Neneh Cherry's #sydfest performance
Recorded by Double J
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Thanks for joining us at #SYDFEST 2019!
Thank You from Wesley Enoch
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