Sydneysiders and visitors to the State are set to be inspired and entertained once again this summer as Sydney Festival returns with a full program of over 100 unique events.

Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin said the NSW Government is proud to be the largest single financial supporter of the Sydney Festival, which is on track to attract thousands of people across the State and internationally to support our creative and 24-hour economies.

“Sydney Festival is a major visitor drawcard for NSW that attracts tens of thousands of people to Sydney each year, who stay in our hotels, eat and drink in our restaurants, cafes and bars, visit our attractions and explore our regions,” Mr Franklin said.

“In 2023, Sydney Festival presents an exceptional program, showcasing Sydney’s magnificent art and cultural spaces. I invite you to indulge in what promises to be an unmissable festival and enjoy the incredible homegrown and international talent.

“The NSW Government is proud to support this major NSW cultural event as Festival Partner and celebrate bold, powerful, playful stories throughout Sydney Festival 2023.”

Artistic Director Olivia Ansell said there is nowhere better than Sydney to experience an exhilarating summer of art.

“Made possible by over 1,000 local and international artists and the rich diversity of stories and cultures shared. Please join us this January for a blockbuster line up – from proud First Nation stories, groundbreaking international collaborations, a dedicated contemporary music club through to underbelly immersive experiences that invite you to rediscover this city differently,” Ms Ansell said.

The Festival includes 50 free events across 55 venues from 5-29 January 2023.

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