The year 2020 has been a wild ride, which makes Wesley Enoch’s swansong as festival director of the Sydney Festival even more special. With a renewed focus on the best Australian talent in the business, and centred on a pop-up stage at Barangaroo Reserve, the line-up is one of the strongest we’ve ever seen.
Enoch had a clear goal in mind: “What do you value? What do you think’s important? And Australian work has always been important. To me, it’s even more important now. First Nations work always been important, and it’s even more important now. We’re spending all our budget on Australian artists, who’ve done it so tough.”
Here are some of the highlights of what’s sure to be an incredible festival.