A new festival is set to light up Sydney with an array of dining, drinking, entertainment, arts and culture across 13 days in June – yes, that's in Vivid's usual spot (but the festival of light, music and ideas is moving to August this year).
Named the Sydney Solstice, the new festival is the brainchild of Destination NSW. It's slated to take place from Tuesday, June 8 to Sunday, June 20. While some details are yet to be announced, the festival will take up residence at four Sydney precincts: the CBD and surrounding areas (including the Rocks, Circular Quay, Walsh Bay and Chinatown), Darling Harbour and its surrounding areas (Barangaroo, Glebe, Ultimo and Pyrmont), up and down Oxford Street and nearby areas (Paddington, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Rushcutters Bay, Woolloomooloo, Elizabeth Bay, Kings Cross, Potts Point and Entertainment Quarter) and in the Inner West (primarily Newtown, but also Enmore, Erskineville, Alexandria, Chippendale, Darlington and Redfern).
As for what to expect? A program filled with live music, performances, comedy, workshops, food and drink, exhibitions and installations. Check out the full Sydney Solstice program online.