Sunset Piazza Is Taking Over Cathedral Square With Live Music and Comedy Galas

Marco Ruiz Marco Ruiz - Staff Writer

Sunset Piazza Is Taking Over Cathedral Square With Live Music and Comedy Galas

Cathedral Square is being transformed for one month of music and laughs.

Summer is always about enjoying the outdoors and spending as much time outside as possible, which is why we’re keen on bars popping up in parks and gardens like The Domain’s The Garden SocialJoining in on the fun is the City of Sydney with Sunset Piazza, an Italo-themed pop-stage taking over Cathedral Square. (Featured image: @pflores)

Sunset Piazza, right across from Hyde Park, will see Sydneysiders snack on cannolis, sip on Negronis and catch ”live performances spanning pop, cabaret, comedy, hip-hop, indie rock and opera.”

Sunset Piazza’s opening night on Thursday 28 January will see 15-piece Latin American ensemble Cumbiamuffin take to the stage and energise the space with their pulsating rhythms before one of Australia’s most hyped MCs, Kwame, takes over on the Friday night.

Other artists released on the initial Sunset Piazza line-up include pop-folk darling Alex The Astronaut, 2020 Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year, JK-47, jazz vocalist Emma Pask, and queer party-starters Heaps Gay. For those keen on dance tunes, Peking Duk will be performing a DJ set and Sneaky Sound System will also be popping in.


For those looking to lighten the mood, Sunset Piazza will host not one but two comedy gala nights. The first on 5 February will feature Tahir, Lawrence Mooney, Merrick Watts, Floyd Alexander-Hunt and Bec Charlwood while the second night of laughs on 12 February will see the Umbilical Brothers, Akmal, Lizzy Hoo, and Rebecca de Unamuno cracking jokes.

All tickets are currently priced at $25 and can be purchased through the Sydney Opera House website.

Sunset Piazza will take over Cathedral Square from 28 January to 21 March. For more info, head over here and keep tuned for the second line-up announcement.

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