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Don't miss out on these activities, shows and performers
The Sydney Festival is an iconic event which will be held in 2019 from 9th to 27th January. This festival is said to transform Sydney with a "bold cultural celebration."

This year's program is going to be packed with huge events and the highest quality art from all around the world. There will be no less than 18 world premieres, with city-wide free events and art in some very unusual places.

The following is a list of artists and shows which will be appearing for this festival.

Date - 5th January 2019
Venue - UNSW Galleries, Corner of Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington - FREE

Artist Zanny Begg's video art installation addresses one of Sydney's enduring murder mysteries.

More information: here

Date - from 8th to 27th January
Venue - Hyde Park North, Entry near Archibald Fountain - $70 to $86

A once glamorous Parisian neighbourhood is turned into a joyous carousel of music, muscles, and abandon in this fusion of burlesque, circus, and discotheque which has 70's classics.

It has an international cast led by the legendary Marcia Hines and iOTA and is a glittering, fun night on the town.

More information: here

Date - 9th January to 2nd February
Venue - Blacktown Showground - $35

Blak Box will be set up on Blacktown Showgrounds and the pavilion will be filled with a newly commissioned sound works entitled Four Winds. It is curated by Daniel Browning and produced by Andrea James.

Four Winds is a storytelling project about the future of Blacktown and Greater Western Sydney in a dialogue style between four key artists.

More information: here

Date - 9th to 19th January
Venue - Sydney Opera House - $56 to $71

A world premiere magical adventure about grief, looking for ghosts and a secret family gift, this story is taken from Gabrielle Wang's thrilling novel and winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children's Novel. Suitable for ages 8 and up.

More information: here

Date - Friday 25th January
Venue - Opera House - $50 to $80

Featuring the voices of Marliya from Gondwana Choirs, singing in English and Yindjibarndi, this is a musical snapshot of life in the Pilbara. Joining the choir are Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill (of The Cat Empire), who wrote and produced the music, and special guests Briggs, Emma Donovan and Peter Garrett.

More information: here

Date - 15th and 16th January
Venue - Carriageworks - $59 to $69

Neneh Cherry's career has gone over 35 years with many hits. This is her new Four Tet produced album 'Broken Politics'.

This Swedish icon returns after almost 20 years of a break between solo album releases.

More information: here

Date - 23rd to 26th January
Venue - Sydney Opera House - $46 to $56

A powerful new work about an Australian family living in a small town. They find hope and face life after a trauma. This is about suicide amongst young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and is a tender story.

More information: here

Date - 16th to 20th January
Venue - Carriageworks - $36 to $41

Deer Woman is about a young, missing and murdered girl in a country where 1,600 Indigenous women and girls are missing or murdered.

More information: here

Date - Sunday 20th January
Venue - Hyde Park North, Elizabeth Street - $49

Composer Julia Holter will play her distinct art-pop in Sydney. Her music mixes classical music, baroque, post-rock, 70's pop, folk and found sound. With her delicate voice, she also plays the electronic harpsichord.

More information: here

Date - 23rd to 27th January
Venue - Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh - $49 to $59

A cross-cultural music and dance show where the audience is also the performers.

Recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, Chinese guqin master Wang Peng, director-choreographer Gideon Obarzanek and composer Max de Wardener make this traditional Chinese music and movement, in an intricate, and echoing dance.

More information: here

Date - 17th and 18th January
Venue - Hyde Park North, Elizabeth Street - $60 to $70

One of our most gifted singers, the multi-talented Paul Capsis returns with a rock band led by Jethro Woodward.

Featuring songs by artists Patti Smith, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, and Lana Del Rey, as well as classics made famous by Janis Joplin, Nina Simone, and Led Zeppelin.

More information: here

Date - Saturday 19th January
Venue - Hyde Park North, Elizabeth Street - $39

This group comes from a remote rural village near the edge of the Sahara.

Les Filles de Illighadad play the women's music of the region, tende, which is characterised by vocal harmonies and using goatskin drum percussion. They then play it as Tuareg guitar folk, which is haunting, "minimalist desert blues traditionally played by men."

More information: here

Date - 18th to 23rd January
Venue - Carriageworks - $36 to $41

Lara is a Sydney mother working interstate as a dancer when she receives a call for help from her youngest son. His father hasn't been seen for days and they have no food left. Lara has the weekend to track him down.

More information: here

For a list and details of FREE events, please go to this link.

For food links, please go to this link.

For tickets and how to book, please go to this link.

For the indigenous program, please go to this link.

For festival garden events, please go to this link.

For the full program of this fantastic festival, please check out their website.
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Why? For a fabulous Sydney Festival with heaps of activities and shows
When: from January to February 2019
Where: Around Sydney
Cost: Varies, see article
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