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Ben Folds Tops Monster Music & Comedy Lineup For Sydney’s Sunset Piazza

The program for Sydney’s new summer pop-up venue Sunset Piazza has just exploded with an avalanche of music and comedy acts, topped by the one and only Ben Folds.

And the story behind how he got booked on the lineup is pretty bloody hilarious.

It’s a little known fact that Folds has been trapped here in Australia since the pandemic first hit, and one of the organisers from Sunset Piazza randomly saw him wandering down the streets of Sydney and hit him up to be involved.

He said yes, and as a result will be performing one of the most intimate shows of his career, in front of a mere 350 people for one night only.

It’s part of Sunset Piazza’s concert series in celebration of its opening, which will kick off later this month.

In addition to previously announced acts Alex The AstronautAlldaySneaky Sound System, Peking DukKwameBen Lee and JK-47, organisers have just added the likes of Kate Miller-Heidke, Josh Pyke, Eddie Perfect, G Flip, Pnau (DJ Set), Ziggy Ramo, Winston Surfshirt, Ruby Fields, All Our Exes Live In Texas and Pete Murray to proceedings.

There’s also a comedy gala feat Wil Anderson, Sam Taunton, Danielle Walker, Oliver Twist, Alex Jae and MC Justin Hamilton, with The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir with special guests Casey Donovan and Trevor Ashley and the award-winning musical theatre and cabaret ensemble Rewired: Musicals Reimagined on the Sunset Piazza rounding out the 2021 program.

Located at Cathedral Square opposite Hyde Park in the Sydney CBD, Sunset Piazza is part of the City of Sydney’s Al Fresco City project – an initiative aimed at transforming the city into an outdoor cultural hub.

You can head to the official website for more info and see dates below.

Sunset Piazza

28 January to 21 March

Tickets: www.sunsetpiazza.com.au

Thurs Feb 11

JK-47

Fri Feb 12

Piazza Comedy Gala Feat. The Umbilical Brothers, Akmal, Lizzy Hoo, Rebecca De Unamuno & MC: Tahir

Sat Feb 13

Sneaky Sound System

Sun Feb 14

The Best of Opera in the Sunset Piazza

Thurs Feb 18

The James Morrison Quartet with special guests William Barton, Andy Firth and Alison Terry

Fri Feb 19

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble

Sat Feb 20

Heaps Gay: Live N Queer

Sun Feb 21

Ben Lee

Thurs Feb 25

Kate Miller-Heidke

Fri Feb 26

Sunset Piazza Comedy Gala feat Wil Anderson, Sam Taunton, Danielle Walker, Oliver Twist, Alex Jae and MC Justin Hamilton

Sat Feb 27

Pnau (DJ Set)

Sun Feb 28

Ben Folds

Thurs Mar 4

Sunset Piazza Community Concert

Fri Mar 5

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir with special guests Casey Donovan and Trevor Ashley

Sat Mar 6

Ruby Fields

Sun Mar 7

Pete Murray

Thurs Mar 11

Ziggy Ramo

Fri Mar 12

G Flip

Sat Mar 13

Winston Surfshirt

Sun Mar 14

Rewired: Musicals Reimagined on the Sunset Piazza by Hayes

Thurs Mar 18

Josh Pyke

Fri Mar 19

All Our Exes Live In Texas

Sun Mar 21

Eddie Perfect

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