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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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The perfect itinerary for a family day out in Parramatta
Free fun and Festival shows
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How to spend a Festival day exploring Parramatta
We've got your Sunday Funday plan sorted
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8 seriously empowering women at Sydney Festival
From contemporary artists to trip hop rebels
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15 reasons you need to see La Passion de Simone
In the hands of Sydney Chamber Opera, it's more than a night in the theatre
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7 strange and hilarious facts you probably didn’t know about the moon landing
For instance, the original space suits were designed by a lingerie company
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“There’s never been anything like this in Australia!” Singer Sophie Koh on Shànghǎi MiMi
Rehearsing in China and re-learning Mandarin
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A Festival Garden disco bangers playlist by The Dollar Bin Darlings
Tune into Garden Party FM
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The hot 1930s Shanghai jazz style nearly lost forever
Hear it brought back to life in Shànghǎi MiMi
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The fascinating, tragic life of humanist philosopher Simone Weil
The subject of La Passion de Simone
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Listen to Orquesta Akokán’s muy fuego playlist of vintage mambo
Hot Latin cuts
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Five stories to read about the Jewish diaspora
Before you see Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
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Very serious art-rockers Otto & Astrid reveal all about Rock Bang
Circus meets rock’n’roll meets absurdity
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How to become a ghost-hunter in China
Watch out for the pus-eating ‘tumour ghosts’
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Useful facts you need to know about Schaubühne Berlin
The provocative company behind Beware of Pity
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Jonathan Bree’s playlist of influential tunes
Delicious pop morsels
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Nakhane on spiritual rebirth, Grace Jones and the “underbelly of sex”
Catch him in the Spiegeltent while you still can
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We made you a playlist of Sydney Festival 2019 music
A 20 song tour of the music program
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Critics and audiences are raving about HOME
“One of the most extraordinary pieces of theatre I’ve ever seen”
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What tickets to get everyone you know for Christmas
Look cultured & save money
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Provocative art, dance and theatre at Carriageworks
Raw aesthetics and industrial vibes. The building is cool too.
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