If you’re already dreading the post-holiday blues that inevitably follow Christmas, the NSW government has announced a huge summer festival that’ll pull you right out of that post-Christmas funk. Elevate Sydney is returning to town and transforming the Cahill Expressway into a major party junction. Expect five days and four nights of music and live entertainment complete with harbour views, daily sky shows at 10.30pm and a dynamic line-up of more than 20 Australian artists.
The Cahill Expressway will undergo a major transformation to make way for Elevate Sydney.
Minster for Tourism Ben Franklin said the festival would act as a platform for homegrown artists and encouraged Sydneysiders to join in on the celebrations.
“Whether you are after family-friendly entertainment, afternoon DJ sessions, or high-energy performances by renowned artists as the sun sets and into the night, ELEVATE Sydney will ride the wave of the new year buzz all week long.”
“Bring your family and friends, select a session that works for you and join the party as we celebrate Summer in Sydney and living in or visiting the best city in the world.”
The festival will usher in a full closure of the Cahill Expressway with several alternate routes and public transport options available for visitors and residents.
Headlining musical acts include Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark, musician and rapper Mallrat, electronic dance sister duo Kinder and The Veronicas. This time the program features something for everyone.
Elevate Family will include a children’s street party with beloved characters like Bluey & Bingo, ERTH, Monski Mouse and The Gagliardies on the mainstage plus more fun and games along the festival site.
With Elevate Social visitors can expect some of the best local electronic music featuring Kinder, Kito and Running Touch. Elevate Nights will see Amy Shark, Becca Hatch, Drax Project, Mallrat, Thelma Plum and The Veronicas take to the stage for a riveting performance. Better yet, the event is completely free although bookings are essential.
As part of a series of summer events, the NSW government has also brought a giant Christmas market with digital forests and light shows to the Royal Botanic Garden.
Find further details and ticket info at the Elevate website.