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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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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Sydney Festival 2019: adventurous stories for a culturally diverse city
An op-ed by Wesley Enoch
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Watch mini-talks from UTS experts about Sydney Festival 2019 shows
Plus free UTS Big Thinking Forums
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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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What tickets to get everyone you know for Christmas
Look cultured & save money
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Gotye's homage to Jean-Jacques Perry
Listen Here
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That's a wrap on #sydfest 2018!
Thanks from Wesley Enoch
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Watch Wesley Enoch in conversation with Fez Faanana from Briefs
“It’s about finding our people.”
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How to tackle Sydney Festival 2018's opening weekend
We made you an easy itinerary
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The 11 best free things to do at Sydney Festival
Stacked with interactive art, free music and free classes
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