ANZ & FBi do Sydney Festival

Once again, it’s that wonderful time of year when Sydney Festival floods the city with a host of world class theatre, art and live music.

To help you keep up to date with it all, FBi will be bringing you our Sydney Festival Wrap Up, each morning from 8:45 on Up For It, thanks to ANZ Buzz.

Tune in to hear what’s been going on, what’s coming up and what we’ll be giving away tickets to.

You can also keep Sydney Festival at your fingertips with ANZ Buzz – a social media platform that lets you Tag. Share and Explore. your favourite Festival moments, online or on mobile.

You can check it out at

Review :: Nite Jewel & Peanut Butter Wolf do Kraftwerk

On the final day of Sydney Festival 2013, the Spiegeltent descended into a timewarp, with Kraftwerk’s 1981 LP ‘Computer World’ performed live by Peanut Butter Wolf and Nite Jewel… Alessandro Dallarmi soaked it all up, in the pouring rain.

Review :: Perfume Genius at The Famous Spiegeltent

Imagine pubescents listening to Mike Hadreas playing in a magical tent on a first date. As large, wet drops fall outside, they suck in their first kiss and, afterwards, chat for hours on a soaking swing set.. This was the sort of gig that teenagers dream about.

Review :: Darkside

When Martine Holberton missed out on seeing Nicolas Jaar at Paradiso, she went over to the Darkside…

Review :: So Frency So Chic @ Sydney Festival

Fairy lights and smoky purple haze; French accents, husky vocals and glockenspiel-wielding pixies… Elisha Brinnand reminisces about an evening spent feeling Frenchy and Chic at Sydney Festival.

Review :: David Byrne & St. Vincent

“It’s clear that the record was only a prelude; it’s their live show that makes the full-throated and completely convincing case for this collaboration.” Bart Denaro walks us through the musical wonderland that was David Byrne & St. Vincent at Sydney Festival.

Review :: Lianne La Havas

Clinton Forde definitely does not have a crush on Lianne La Havas. Okay… maybe a little bit.

Holy Duck :: A Love Letter

It’s hard to say anything about Rubber Duck. It says it all without uttering a squeak. But I’m going to say some stuff anyway, because it’s the fact that the duck requires no elaboration, conscious interpretation or blurb prattling on about its complex artistic significance, that make it all the more awesome.

Giveaway :: Nuggets Antipodean Interpolations

Chicken nuggets, gold nuggets, tofu nuggets, …musical Nuggets? It’s a given that anything in tiny morsel-form is infinitely better than any other possible configuration. We wanna feed you Nuggets of the Antipodean Interpolations kind.

A brief masterclass on Sharon Van Etten

Class is now in session! Read on as Local Fidelity’s Lee Tran Lam takes you by the hand and guides you through a Sharon Van Etten Crash Course, plus your chance to win tickets to see the Brooklyn singer-songwriter live.

Q+A :: Lieven Bertels – Director of Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival recently announced their new head honcho as Lieven Bertels, a guy with the stamp of approval from both Cloover Moore and Mike Patton. The Flog caught up with Leiven himself to discuss the line up, his transition to an Aussie audience and the subtle Bertels-style signature he is weaving into the event.