Arts & Entertainment

Embracing the art of summer – Sydney Festival unleashes 2022 program

Forget what you knew. With a bold ambition to reimagine how we experience and interact with the
city itself, Sydney Festival’s 2022 line-up – the first helmed by artistic director Olivia Ansell – is set to
explode onto (and into) the city’s parks, pools, streets, stages and screens this summer.

Across its most revered venues and storied public spaces, amongst its iconic beaches and hidden boat
sheds, Sydney will come alive with an array of free and family focused events, illuminating public art
installations, intimate provocations and large-scale performances that will mark, interrogate and
celebrate the rituals of summer in the city.

Spanning 133 events – including 33 world premieres and 52 new commissions – over 25 days, Sydney
will burst to life with activity from January 6-30. Upon unveiling her first program, artistic director
Olivia Ansell said, “We are thrilled to reunite artists with audiences this summer, unleashing a compelling and diverse line-up of world class performing and visual arts experiences to be enjoyed outdoors, indoors and
online. Sydneysiders and visitors alike can rediscover their city differently, through a contemporary,
immersive, irreverent and imaginative lens. Sydney Festival’s 2022 program will play a crucial role in
restoring culture safely to our city”

With 22 nights of live music, DJs, a dash of comedy and a splash of street art, all roads lead to
Speakers Corner – a bespoke, 1000 seat, pop-up space in the heart of central Sydney.

The line-up includes Amyl and The Sniffers; Gordi; King Stingray; Jaguar Jonze; B Wise and Friends;
Emma Pask Big Band; Cash Savage & The Last Drinks; Tropical F*ck Storm; WASHINGTON; The Beths; Hope D; Future Classic Warm Up; Sydney Yungins; Good Morning; Kelly Lee Owens; James Morrison & William Barton; Barkaa; Jade Macrae; Radiohead for Solo Piano by Josh Cohen; and many more.

Paying homage to the original Speaker’s Corner – a bastion of freewheeling debate and free speech
each Sunday of the festival features a curated line-up of Sydney’s most superlative spruikers, who will
concurrently take to three soapbox stages to stimulate, contemplate, and possibly irritate at Soapbox
at Speakers Corner.

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