Sydney Festival 2017

Sydney Festival 2017 has officially launched! We’re stoked to bring you Jessy Lanza, Moses Sumney and Wafia as part of the music program. Find more info and ticket giveaways for supporters below, plus reviews and interviews with our favourite Sydney Festival artists.

Check out the full 2017 program here.


Review: 'Institute' – powerful physical theatre at Sydney Festival

Exploring the pressures of modern life through an amazing performance of physical theatre.

Review: Yann Tiersen at Sydney Opera House (Sydney Festival)

With rolling waves and bird calls laid over his trademark piano, Yann Tiersen transported a sold-out Sydney Opera House crowd to Ushant: the tiny island off the north-west of France where he lives and records.

Review: Jessy Lanza at Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent (Sydney Festival)

"There is a physicality to Jessy Lanza's music that is made for dancing – RnB basslines, house influenced synths, plenty vocal hooks and syncopated rhythms."

Review: Weyes Blood at Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent (Sydney Festival)

Joined on stage by Kirin J Callinan, Jack Ladder and Daniel Stricker (Midnight Juggernauts), Weyes Blood did what every artist aspires to: "She stopped time."

Review: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks at Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent (Sydney Festival)

Calling on elements of Velvet Underground, Gun Club and Nick Cave, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks put on "one hell of a powerful, confident and intense show".

Review: Football collides with contemporary dance in 'Champions' (Sydney Festival)

Hate sport? Love dance? Vice versa? 'Champions' at Sydney Festival just might bring you around to both.

Circuit des Yeux interview: Haley Fohr talks experimental expression & her baritone voice

Hayley Fohr, aka Circuit des Yeux, speaks to Peter Hollo on Utility Fog about her ever-deepening baritone vocals and what we can expect from her intimate Sydney Festival show.

Moses Sumney talks masculinity, vulnerability and the power of being emo

"When I can, I’ll play a venue that reflects how sacred music is to me, and a church seems to be the perfect place. The acoustics are great and people are terrified of speaking, so it works out."

Review: Moses Sumney at the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent (Sydney Festival)

Moses Sumney warmed the Spiegeltent with hypnotic loops, self deprecating banter and a song dedicated to Sydney's housing market.

FBi Presents: WAFIA

See Australia's own WAFIA back on home turf as she plays St Stephen's on Macquarie St.

FBi Presents: Jessy Lanza

Canadian dance genius Jessy Lanza is bringing her colourful beats to the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent this Sydney Festival.

FBi Presents: Moses Sumney

Due to popular demand, a second show has just been announced.