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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How Australia inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution
Featuring a dead platypus
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What to get everyone in your family for Xmas
Sorted
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Insane behind-the-scenes photos from 2018’s circus shows
Courtesy of Carnival Cinema
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The evolution of Jlin in 5 tracks
Expand your mind
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5 essential tunes that will get you hooked on Maarja Nuut
The “Baltic Björk”
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Australia’s craziest acrobats will make your stomach drop
No props, no safety nets
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Why people pass out during The Acid’s live soundtrack
Plus: hear the soundtrack for the bomb
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7 things you need to know about The Wooster Group
Why they're revered
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Three ways to spend a long weekend at Sydney Festival
Action-packed itineraries, just for you
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Get to know the cast of Model Citizens
Go behind the scenes
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Watch a design specialist from UTS talk about Jurassic Plastic
Consumption and creativity
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Hear the fire playlist for Barber Shop Chronicles
Grime, rap & reggaetón
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Listen: our Access podcast episode 2
Listen in
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Watch a UTS professor talk Barber Shop Chronicles
Free mini-lectures
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Seven musical instruments you’ve never heard before at #sydfest
*Probably
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Meet the guest vocalists for 16 Lovers Lane
Bunch of Aussie legends
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You need to see Tree of Codes
Here's why
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We’ve launched a fortnightly access podcast
Listen in
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We made you a playlist of #sydfest 2018 artists
Hit Play
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Five Reasons You Should See Fleabag
By Lenny Ann Low
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