Sunset Sessions at Cockatoo Island

People sitting on the lawn looking at the city skyline.
Photograph: Geoff Magee

Warm up your autumn evenings with sunsets, songs and storytelling

Jump on the ferry to Cockatoo Island for a night of chilled acoustic performances with a banging city backdrop. Sunset Sessions – previously known as Campfire Sessions – shares intimates songs and stories from new underground artists on the island lawn every Saturday at dusk.

The line-up for May includes electric-pop singer Liz Martin, folk duo Serge and Dirk and cousins Shannon and Laura Stitt who are known for their performances in Australian band, Uncle Jed. There’s more soul, blues, jazz, pop and folk tunes, with two acts performing every week.

It’s the perfect spot for a picnic, but if you forget your basket there’s cheese or charcuterie packs available at pop-up eatery, Bar on the Hill and Latin American flavours from Ceviche Bar. Beer, wine and other boozy refreshments will be provided by local gin hounds Archie Rose Distillery Co. If you’re making a night of it and camping out at Cockatoo Island, you’ll get discounted tickets for $15.

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