Sydney Festival, Sydney

As one of the most well-known cities in the country, it comes as no surprise that Sydney is also the venue of one of the largest new year celebrations in Australia. Specifically, we’re talking about the Sydney Festival held in, well, Sydney.

Held at the tail-end of December and the beginning of January (duh), the prestigious Sydney Festival opens up the chance to visitors to kick off the new year in style — with a large selection of exciting international and local acts, as well as contemporary programming ushering in the new year. 

Also known as the greatest artists’ festival in the country, some highly-exciting events held in the past include:

  • Mesmerising dance performances by renowned dance companies
  • Immersive theatre shows such as Joan Didion’s The White Album
  • Movie showings of cult movie classics like Cassavetes’ masterpiece, Opening Night
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