Arts / Culture

Your one and only guide to Sydney Festival 2022

It seems that while we were busy fantasising about a skin-baring, hot vax summer we forgot to factor in La Niña — the weather phenomenon responsible for this persistent rain — which has quite literally poured cold water on all of our beach plans. No matter. As well-seasoned Sydney-siders will know, there are indeed other ways to spend a summer in this city that don't orbit around the sand and sun. One of them being the annual Sydney Festival; which in its 45th year holds the unique position as a destination for all things arts and culture in the month of January.

Taking up its usual slot between 6 – 30 January 2022, Sydney Festival will have sessions and entertainment at venues all across the city and surrounding suburbs. As always, Carriageworks will be a hub for the festivities and will host a series of artworks, namely from Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, photographer Cherine Fahd and Dean Cross.



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Out in Casula, West Ball is coming in hot for its third year and it will be hosted by Jamaica Moana and Xander Khoury. You know where we'll be. As for those who missed out earlier in the year, Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner has announced a series of new dates between Parramatta's Riverside Theatre and Darlinghurst for Sydney Festival 2022. While Girl From The North Country will arrive at Theatre Royal Sydney after sold out seasons on Broadway and the West End.


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In terms of live music, expect performances from B Wise and his talented circle of friends, Barkaa and Amyl and The Sniffers to name a few. Meanwhile, Cement Fondu and Studio A are teaming up for an exhibition where neurodiverse creatives like Meagan Pelham and Annette Galstaun are given space to explore the silly and the sacred in a multi-art form fun fair titled, Magical Putt Putt.


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We hope to see you there.

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