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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Australia’s craziest acrobats will make your stomach drop
No props, no safety nets
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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
Video
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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Why Inua Ellams is better than you
By Nick Jarvis
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The Craziest Shows from 20 Years of Sydney Festivals
By Lenny Ann Low
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Think you know Sydney Festival donors? Think again!
Meet our donors
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A Moment in Time: #SydFest 2000 – 2009
What a time
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That's a wrap! Thank you from Wesley Enoch.
Adios, #sydfest 2017
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From Wesley: What does dance mean to you?
"Watching amazing dancers is a real joy for me"
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Welcome to Sydney Festival 2017 – Our City in Summer
By Wesley Enoch
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