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So Fresh Australia Day

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When: Saturday 26th January
Where:
Factory Theatre

Join us for the FRESHEST Australia Day party in Sydney! The Factory Theatre is opening its doors once again for a massive day party on Saturday 26th January. We're paying tribute to the soundtrack of your freshest house parties - the incomparable So Fresh. Kicking off at 3pm, we're turning back the clock to a simpler time for an unmissable Summer party, playing all of your fave 2000s So Fresh hits!

You already know all the words, now get ready to dance til you drop to classic tunes from:
Akon / Alicia Keys / Anastasia / Aqua / Ashanti / Avril Lavigne / Backstreet Boys / Beyonce / Blink 182 / Blu Cantrell / Britney Spears / Calvin Harris / Carly Rae Jepsen / Cascada / Ciara / Christina Aguilera / Craig David / Destiny's Child / Dizzee Rascal / Eminem / Eve / Fergie / Gwen Stefani / Ja Rule / Jennifer Lopez / Jessie J / JoJo / Justin Timberlake / Lady Gaga / Kanye West / Katy Perry / Kelly Clarkson / Ke$ha / Mariah Carey / Mario / Mary J Blige / Missy Elliott / Natasha Bedingfield / N.E.R.D / Nelly / Nelly Furtado / Outkast / P!nk / Pitbull / Pussycat Dolls / Rihanna / S Club 7 / Sean Paul / Shaggy / Shakira / Sophie Ellis-Bexter / The Black Eyed Peas / Taio Cruz / Taylor Swift / Timbaland / Usher / Will Smith / will.I.Am / 50 Cent + much, much more!

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Sydney Festival 2019

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When: Wednesday 9th January - Sunday 27th January
Where:
Sydney CBD & surrounds

Every January, Sydney Festival starts the new year with a bang, transforming the city with a bold cultural celebration based on critical ideas and cutting-edge art and performance. The 2019 program, running from 9 –27 January, is adventurous and diverse, from cutting-edge international theatre such as Beware of Pity and HOME to glittering, raucous nights of music and cabaret like Shànghǎi MiMi and Pigalle. Our Indigenous program BLAK OUT returns with powerful new theatre including Man With The Iron Neck and The Weekend, as well as art installations, music and dance-theatre by First Nations artists, and the third edition of our popular Indigenous language classes Bayala. There’s a stacked contemporary music program featuring everything from a Cuban mambo band to feminist pop icon Neneh Cherry, glam-pop superstar Nakhane, experimental electronic composer Ben Frost and much more. There’s also plenty to do and experience that doesn’t cost a cent, from the moon art installations at World Square, Darling Harbour and Barangaroo South to the return of the beloved Sydney Symphony Under The Stars in Parramatta Park and our Circus Comes To Town weekend in Prince Alfred Square. Plus you’ll find free art installations at Carriageworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art, UNSW Galleries and Artspace, and free talks with artists and experts at UTS, NSW State Library and more. Our accessible pricing policies for ticketed shows (including new Under 30s pricing for certain shows and Playwave pricing for 15 to 19-year-olds) means Sydney Festival is open to all, welcoming Sydneysiders and visitors from wherever they live. Sydney Festival returns to Hyde Park with the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent and Festival Garden, where you can drop in for a drink and some food before or after a Spiegeltent show, plus enjoy free until-late weekend parties with Sydney's fabulous DJing duo The Dollar Bin Darlings. More than any other cultural event, Sydney Festival defines Sydney's personality. For over four decades we have presented international artists who guarantee headlines, and whose presence in Sydney adds to the Festival's buzz and prestige, including names like Björk, Brian Wilson, Grace Jones, Manu Chao, Elvis Costello, AR Rahman, Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Robert Lepage, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Peter Sellars, Sir Ian McKellen and David Byrne & St. Vincent. Some of the world's great companies – Wayne McGregor's Random Dance, Cheek by Jowl, Gate Theatre and The Wooster Group to name only a few – also share the Festival with the most exciting artists and companies in Australia. Sydney Festival's audacious contemporary programming positions it at the forefront of arts practice in Australia and up there as one of the most wonderful festivals in the world. It’s your city and your festival.

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Article by Sydney Festival.

Laneway Festival '19

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When: Sunday 3rd February
Where:
Callan Park, Rozelle

Featuring the most talked about, critically-acclaimed and best live acts in the world right now, the 2019 Laneway Festival - our fifteenth birthday! - is gonna be the hottest ticket in town. For a full day of musical discovery and adventure, we have you covered. With Australian debuts from future RnB superstar JORJA SMITH, beloved heartstring puller REX ORANGE COUNTY, teen sensation CLAIRO, hip hop's brightest new star DENZEL CURRY plus unmissable sets from the mighty GANG OF YOUTHS (their headline set will be their last Australian appearance for a very long time), peerless electronic pioneer JON HOPKINS, Australian songwriter royalty COURTNEY BARNETT and much, much more, the original boutique touring festival is setting up to be the highlight of your summer.

Laneway Festival 2019 [Sydney line-up]:
Gang of Youths - Courtney Barnett - A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (Exclusive! No sideshows) - Baker Boy - Camp Cope - Charlie Collins - Clairo - Cosmo's Midnight - Crooked Colours - Denzel Curry - DJDS - G Flip - Jon Hopkins - Jorja Smith (Exclusive! No sideshows) - KIAN - Mansionair - Masego - Methyl Ethel - Middle Kids - Mitski - Parquet Courts - Ravyn Lenae - Rex Orange County - Ruby Fields - Skegss - Smino - What So Not - Yellow Days

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Article by Laneway Festival.

Tell No Tales

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When: Saturday 16th February
Where:
Hordern Pavilion

Tell No Tales will return to Sydney for a very special Summer edition on Saturday 16th February at Hordern Pavilion. For the first time in a long time, Hordern will open its doors for an additional OUTSIDE STAGE, located in the foyer courtyard. After its successful return last Summer featuring Laurent Garnier, Pan-Pot, Deborah De Luca, Derrick Carter and Agents Of Time. This special edition of Tell No Tales is a MUST for any techno fan in Sydney, with one of the biggest techno lineups to date.

INTRODUCING OUR 1ST ROUND ANNOUNCEMENT:
Nina Kraviz
Amelie Lens
Bjarki
Damian Lazarus
Dax J
Eagles & Butterflies
Guy J
Sam Paganini
Solardo
Stimming
Undercatt
Woo York

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

The Drop Festival 2019

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When: Saturday 23rd March
Where:
Keirle Park, Manly

Following the surf and celebrating music, community culture, and a love of the ocean today The Drop marks its place in the Australian festival calendar, announcing the big names that will be performing across five locations around the country. Supported by triple j and the World Surf League (WSL) the 2019 line-up for The Drop features brother-sister duo Angus and Julia Stone Australia's favourite electric-dance act Client Liaison, surf rock legends Hockey Dad, 2 x ARIA Gold Accredited The Jungle Giants and rising star Alex the Astronaut. As well as Brisbane’s melancholic pop masters Ball Park Music who will be stepping in for The Jungle Giants on the Newcastle leg. Returning for its second year with two new locations The Drop has also announced the sites for this year’s events. Set against the backdrop of some of the greatest surfing events on the planet, The Drop will take place at King Edward Park in Newcastle, Keirle Park in Manly, Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta, Torquay Common in Torquay, and Barnard Park, Bussleton in Margaret River. The festivals will take place on the first weekend of each of the three WSL Championship Tour events in Australia, as well as WSL Qualifying Series events Surfest Newcastle & the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro. Today cements the event as a must go for any lovers of the surf and great tunes, backing up the festivals first year’s roster, which included big Australian names SAFIA, Dune Rats, San Cisco, Holy Holy and Ruby Fields. The Drop Festival is a proudly local and environmentally sustainable event. Encouraging a lifestyle of good food, art, family fun and community culture to be enjoyed with your favourite people.

THE DROP FESTIVAL LINEUP
Angus and Julia Stone
Client Liaison,
Hockey Dad
The Jungle Giants*
Alex the Astronaut
* Ball Park Music replacing The Jungle Giants in Newcastle only

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Article by The Drop Festival.

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