Festival Director: Lindy Hume
Festival First Night opened Sydney Festival with an afternoon of kid’s entertainment as Holly Throsby performed her children’s album, before DJ Norman Jay parked his iconic double-decker bus in Hyde Park, keeping Sydney dancing before the breathtaking dusk aerial performance As The World Tipped.
The Art Gallery of NSW kept its doors open late with performances and major exhibitions showcased, while 40s and 50s jive took over the streets into the night.
The Festival celebrated Redfern’s community with Black Capital, in a series of performances, seminars and exhibitions reflecting the diversity of contemporary Aboriginal practice in the heart of Redfern.
Australian premieres included 41 Strings by Nick Zinner, the exclusive of Adam Buxton presents BUG: The Evolution Of Music Video and Summer Sounds In The Domain showcased the majesty of Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane. Keystone Festival Bar hosted another diverse array of music, cabaret and performance.
FESTIVAL FIRST NIGHT
Holly Throsby, Caspar Babypants, Erth, Polyglot, The Listies, DJ Norman Jay, Brook Andrew, As The World Tipped, My Sauce Good, Monsieur Camembert, The Jolly Boys, The Sirens Big Band, Trocadero Dance Palace and more
I Am Eora
Directed by Wesley Enoch, Performing Lines
Frantic Assembly and National Theatre of Scotland
L'Effet de Serge
Philippe Quesne/Vivarium Studio
Stefan Kaegi/Rimini Protokoll
Tis Pity She's a Whore
Cheek by Jowl
Ilbijerri Theatre Company
Griffin Theatre Company
The Hayloft Project and Belvoir
I'm Your Man
Belvoir and Roslyn Oases
Urban Theatre Projects and Belvoir
A History of Everything
Sydney Theatre Company and Ontroerend Goed
I Am A Camera
The List Operators for Kids do Compooters
Adam Buxton presents BUG: The Evolution of Music Video
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet and Antony Gormley
Anatomy of an Afternoon
Martin del Amo
Chunky Move and Victorian Opera
With Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Never Did Me Any Harm
iOTA: Young, Hard and Solo
Meow Meow's Little Match Girl
Featuring Mitchell Butel
41 Strings By Nick Zinner
Asa & Fefe
Holly Throsby presents See!
Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Duo
Keystone Festival Bar: Dan Deacon Ensemble & John Maus
Keystone Festival Bar: Deerhoof and DJ Yamantaka Eye (The Boredoms)
Keystone Festival Bar: FBi Night with Shabazz Palaces, Taylor McFerrin & Shangaan Electro
Keystone Festival Bar: FBi Night with Tune-Yards & Jonti
Keystone Festival Bar: Future Classic, DJ Koze & Prins Thomas
Keystone Festival Bar: Mad Racket, Peven Everett
Keystone Festival Bar: Opening Night
Keystone Festival Bar: Picnic, Andrew Weatherall & Neville Watson
Keystone Festival Bar: So Frenchy So Chic, Asa & Fefe
Keystone Festival Bar: So Frenchy So Chic, Nouvelle Vague & Moriarty
Keystone Festival Bar: Sons and Daughters, Songs & The Laurels
Keystone Festival Bar: The Pedrito Martinez Group & Watussi
Keystone Festival Bar: The Stepkids & Electric Wire Hustle
Keystone Festival Bar: The Whitest Boy Alive & New Navy
Mike Patton's Mondo Cane
Taraf de Haidouks & Kocani Orkestra
Band of Gypsies
The Jolly Boys
The Young Ones
Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Brett Weymakr, Emily Sun, Nicholas Russoniello, Nathan Aspinall
Tubular Bells for Two
Washington presents Insomnia
Walk a Mile in My Shoes
The Barefoot Divas
Amiina with the films of Lotte Reiniger
Parra Opening Party
Holly Throsby, DJ Norma Jay, As The World Tipped, Barefoot Divas, Taraf de Haidouks and Kocani Orkestar
Carnival of Souls
EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS
Edge of Elsewhere
Campbelltown Arts Centre, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Artists: Brook Andrew, Arahmaiani, Richard Bell, Dacchi Dang, Newell Harry, FX Harsono, Shigeyuki Kihara, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Lisa Reihana, Khaled Sabsabi, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Michael Tuffery and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries
Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion
University of Sydney Master of Architecture
West Side Story
Sydney Symphony conducted by David Newman
Assorted University of Sydney lecturers and researchers
181 Regent St: Addressing Black Theatre
National Black Theatre
Professor Shane Houston, Stella Young, Nigel Jamieson and more
Festival Artists interviewed by Caroline Baum
Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass
Black Capital Family & Culture Day
Brook Andrew's Travelling Colony and 181 Regent St, Erth's I Bunyip, Gadigal Music Label, fusion food from Yaama Dhiyaan, South Sydney Rabbitohs and more
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