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The Sydney Festival will be held from the 7th of January to the 29th of January 2012. This annual summer festival features a range of arts and cultural events and the 2012 Festival Program has a number of highlights;

Free Events include a live music event featuring Dan Sultan and Busby Marou with special guest Kasey Chambers, a Summer Sounds in The Domain event featuring multi talented Mike Patton and the 181 Regent St: Addressing Black Theatre Exhibition.

Theatre Events include the World Premiere of Buried City, written by Raimondo Cortese and directed by Alicia Talbot and the Australian Premiere of the critically acclaimed Beautiful Burnout, written by Bryony Lavery and directed by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett.

Music Events include Washington presents Insomnia, the So Frenchy So Chic event featuring Asa and Fefe, the now sold out PJ Harvey concert event and Mike Patton's Mondo Cane concert event.

Dance Events include the World Premiere of Anatomy of an Afternoon, choreography by Martin del Amo and featuring celebrated performer Paul White, the World Premiere of I Am Eora, directed by Wesley Enoch and the Australian Premiere of Babel (Words), directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet and featuring set design by British artist Antony Gormley.

Family Events include the exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris, the children's concert event Holly Throsby presents See!, the family show Animagica and the comedy show The List Operators for Kids do Compooters.

Cinema Events include the Live Live Cinema event Carnival of Souls, a special event featuring British comedian Adam Buxton entitled BUG: The Evolution of Music Video, the Reflections series of events, which will include a Roman Polanski retrospective and Paul Cox retrospective and a special screening of the 1961 classic West Side Story, with a live score by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Newman.

Visual Arts Events include the World Premiere of I Am A Camera, a collaboration by photographer William Yang and composer Elena Kats-Chernin, Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion and the exhibition Edge of Elsewhere which features artwork by a wide range of artists, including Brook Andrew, Arahmaiani, Richard Bell, Dacchi Dang, Newell Harry, FX Harsono and many more.

Public Lecture Events include French filmmaker Vincent Moon in conversation, An Evening with Ira Glass and a series of public lectures entitled Microscope: Festival Artists in conversation with Caroline Baum; participants in this series of special events include Brook Andrew, Meow Meow, Declan Donnellan and many more.

The complete 2012 Festival Program is available on the Sydney Festival 2012 website; you can browse the Festival Program, by date, venue or price.

In addition to the 2012 Festival Program, you can soak up the Sydney Festival atmosphere at the Honda Festival Garden, which will play host to The Famous Spiegeltent and the Jägermeister Hunting Lodge. Plus catch special live music performances at the Keystone Festival Bar, located at Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Parramatta and Redfern will also play host to free family events during this year's Sydney Festival.

Tickets are still available for a majority of the special events; head to the Sydney Festival 2012 website for all the ticketing details and it is worth keeping up with Facebook, Twitter and the official Sydney Festival 2012 Blog for all the latest on the 2012 Festival Program.
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Why? A great annual summer event
When: January 7th to 29th, 2012
Where: Various locations
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