Sydney Festival 2014 Lineup Revealed

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Hyde Park, the Sydney Festival trumpets its 2014 return, bringing the best in music, dance, theatre, circus, film, installation, and anything else you’d care to point your eyes and ears at, from the 9th to the 26th of January.

Musical highlights include Chaka Khan, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Mick Harvey, Lee Ronaldo and Mike Patton, Amanda Palmer, plus special events put on by two of Australia’s best record labels, Future Classic and Modular. There’s free outdoor concerts in The Domain, a triple-sized Festival Village, and the Sky Terrace pop-up bar at TheStar. But we know what you really care about, and yes, the big rubber duck is back! Even better, the inflatable fun is doubled up with Jeremy Deller’s life-size bounceable remaining of Stonehenge.


Ali McGregor
Am I
Amadou & Mariam
Amanda Palmer
Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet
Andrew Weatherall
Apollo Ensemble
Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers
Big Star’s Third
C.R. Avery and the Sojourners
Chaka Khan
Chi Udaka
Chris Thile
Colin Stetson
Dido & Aeneas
Dom Flemons
Donny Benet & the Donny Benet Show Band
Edwyn Collins
Funki Porcini
Future Classic: Jacques Renault, Medlar, Touch Sensitive & Wave Racer
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins
Hilliard Ensemble and Consort Eclectus
Hilliard Songbook
Tyondai Braxton + Canyons & Daniel Boyd
Hot Dub Time Machine
Lee Ranaldo & Mike Patton + Ensemble Offspring XL
John Grant + John Murry
John Murry
Kurt Vile & the Violators
Kurt Vile Solo
Lao Qiang
Lee Fields & the Expressions
Mick Harvey: Intoxicated Man
Modular: Juan Atkins, Movement, Roland Tings, Wordlife & Softwar
Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro
Lou Doillon, Lilly Wood & the Prick, Féfé and Babylon Circus – So Frenchy, So Chic
Soil & Pimp Sessions
Spirit of Akasha
Sun Ra Arkestra
Symphony in The Domain
The Staves
Tom Thum

The Sydney Festival runs from the 9th to the 26th of January at various venues throughout Sydney. Visit for details.