Sydney Festival has announced its Festival First Night line-up – an extravaganza that invites everyone to experience Sydney in spectacular and surprising new ways; and what’s best is that it’s all free.
The line-up promises a huge night in The Domain, Starting with a special Welcome to Country, and followed by the enigmatic Gurrumul Yunupingu. The gorgeously idiosyncratic Washington is up next and to top it off, international musical globetrotter, Manu Chao. In the afternoon Holly Throsby will entertain the kids, performing her children’s album See! from top to toe, plus Caspar Babypants with his very cool rockin’ sing-a-long.
DJ Norman Jay will be parking his iconic double-decker bus in Hyde Park, keeping Sydney dancing from 3pm with a marathon eight-hour set of idyllic summer tunes. Meanwhile, one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Brook Andrew, presents an all-embracing spectacle that brings the buildings and streets around Hyde Park to life with massive projections and street performances amid a bevy of hand-painted caravans.
Festival First Night is on Saturday January 7, 2012.
Festival First Night
Manu Chao La Ventura
Holly Throsby presents See!
Trocadero Dance Palace
The Jolly Boys
and so much more!