Festival Stories is where we go deeper on the shows and artists appearing at Sydney Festival.

Bookmark this page for interviews with the artists, behind the scenes stories, top picks from Festival programmers and arts critics, videos, podcasts, playlists and more.

It’s your window into the world of Sydney Festival.
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What's On In October
7 things to keep you occupied this October
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9 things to do this September
Spring has arrived
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7 Things To Do This August
Enjoy Sydney this winter
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Gotye's homage to Jean-Jacques Perry
Listen Here
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9 Things to do in July
Our Top Picks
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Love our free events? Help make them possible
Support Sydney Festival
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That's a wrap on #sydfest 2018!
Thanks from Wesley Enoch
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Watch Wesley Enoch in conversation with Fez Faanana from Briefs
“It’s about finding our people.”
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Our pick of the best 2018 Festival Feast menu offerings
Fuel up before your Festival shows
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How to tackle Sydney Festival 2018's opening weekend
We made you an easy itinerary
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The 11 best free things to do at Sydney Festival
Stacked with interactive art, free music and free classes
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We found out famous people’s favourite karaoke songs
From Gotye and Izzi Manfredi to Clover Moore
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Dan Daw on dancing with disability, success, failure and sexual vertigo
"I essentially want to get the audience thinking and questioning"
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7 top #sydfest picks
from a 17-year-old arts lover
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How Australia inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution
Featuring a dead platypus
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7 things you need to know about The Wooster Group
Why they're revered
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Hear the fire playlist for Barber Shop Chronicles
Grime, rap & reggaetón
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Six musical instruments you’ve never heard before at #sydfest
*Probably
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You need to see Tree of Codes
Here's why
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We made you a playlist of #sydfest 2018 artists
Hit Play
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