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Exhilarating events to liven up Autumn

Vivid Sydney 2019CREDIT: Destination NSW

Man watching the City Sparkle light projection and installation on the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Kirribilli during Vivid Sydney 2019.

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Exhilarating events
to liven up Autumn

Vivid Sydney 2019 CREDIT: Destination NSW

Man watching the City Sparkle light projection and installation on the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Kirribilli during Vivid Sydney 2019.

#feelnewsydney #vividsydney

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From World Cups to West End sensations, iconic music festivals and world-class runways, NSW presents a stellar event-line up this Autumn.

Explore your creative flair, love of arts and inner-sports fan as Sydney sets the stage with world-first and iconic returning events, including: 9 TO 5 The Musical at Capitol Theatre (16 Feb – 1 May), Australia’s Socceroos vs Japan (24 March), Handa Opera – The Phatom of the Opera (25 March), Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (9-13 May) and Vivid Sydney (27 May – 18 June).

Or take a life-affirming road trip and reconnect with your love of music at a live show in at Great Southern Nights (18 March – 10 April), Parkes Elvis Festival and Toyota Country Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Book your ticket, plan your trip and explore these feel-good events across the state.

16 Feb – 1 May – 9 TO 5 The Musical 
Dolly Parton’s joyous smash hit musical – a West End sensation - now playing at Sydney’s The Capitol Theatre, starring Marina Prior, Casey Donovan, Erin Claire, Eddie Perfect and Caroline O’Connor with a feel-good musical score by the country music icon. Visit  9to5themusical.com.au

12 March – 3 April – Surfest Newcastle
This annual surf competition celebrates its 36th anniversary in 2022, as the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere with over 800 male and female competitors competing for cash prizes and World Surf League points. Visit surfest.com

12 March – 16 April - Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival
Feel all the action at Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, six weeks of high-stakes horse racing, glamorous fashion competitions and premium hospitality experiences. Held at Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick, including 45 group races with over $37 million in prize-money up for grabs. Visit www.australianturfclub.com.au/carnival/sydney-autumn-racing/ 

12 March – 13 June – 23rd Biennale of Sydney 
One of the leading international contemporary art events. The 23rd Biennale of Sydney titled, rīvus, is open to the public and presents participant artworks and projects at multiple locations across Sydney. Visit  biennaleofsydney.art

18 March – 10 April – Great Southern Nights, Sydney & various NSW locations
With a star-studded line up of Australian artists performing hundreds of gigs in hundreds of venues and towns right across NSW. Celebrate the return of live music by getting out and supporting your favourite band. Visit  greatsouthernnights.com.au

24 March – Australia’s Socceroos vs Japan, Stadium Australia
Australia’s Socceroos will take on Japan at Stadium Australia in Sydney as each country seek to qualify for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Visit  premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SOCVJPN22

25 March – 24 April – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Phantom of the Opera
The longest-running show in musical history is coming to the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stage in a dazzling new production on a floating stage with the city skyline glittering in the background. Visit  opera.org.au/productions/the-phantom-of-the-opera-on-sydney-harbour

Great Southern Nights 2022 Sizzle Reel CREDIT: Destination NSW

60s Great Southern Nights 2022 Sizzle Reel

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Great Southern Nights 2022 Sizzle Reel CREDIT: Destination NSW

60s Great Southern Nights 2022 Sizzle Reel

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9 TO 5 The Musical CREDIT: 9 TO 5 The Musical

The cast of the Australian production of 9 TO 5.

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9 TO 5 The Musical CREDIT: 9 TO 5 The Musical

The cast of the Australian production of 9 TO 5.

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1 – 10 April – Orange FOOD Week
The Orange F.O.O.D Week festival is Australia’s longest running regional food and wine festival and delivers a rich of tapestry of events held over 10 days each April, during the region’s local Autumn harvest and vintage season. Visit orangefoodweek.com.au

8 – 19 April – The Sydney Royal Easter Show
Australia’s largest ticketed event, as the country meets the city. With something for everyone, the Sydney Royal Easter Show promises to be an eventful day for all ages. Visit eastershow.com.au

18 – 24 April – Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth
Proudly supporting and nurturing Australian country music talent, the Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth is an ungated event of ticketed and free shows and rated in the top 10 in the world. It is usually a highlight for country music fans in the January calendar, this year moved to April. Visit  tcmf.com.au

20 – 24 April - Parkes Elvis Festival
The Parkes Elvis Festival, now in its 29th year, is normally held every January coinciding with Elvis Presley's birthday. With more than 200 events across five fun-filled days, the 2022 Festival will be held in April, returning to January in 2023. Visit parkeselvisfestival.com.au

21 – 23 April – Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash
The Mundi Mundi Bash is Australia’s newest remote outback music festival set on the Mundi Mundi Plains 40km north west of Broken Hill, with the rugged Barrier Ranges as the backdrop. See a stellar line up of iconic Australian musicians perform, including Paul Kelly, Ian Moss, Kate Ceberano and John Williamson. Visit mundimundibash.com.au

9 - 13 May – Afterpay Australian Fashion Week
As the pinnacle event on the Australian fashion calendar, Afterpay Australian Fashion Week provides Australian designers with a global platform to connect with the world’s leading buyers and media. Celebrate a week of non-stop style featuring some of Australia's top fashion labels. Visit aafw.com.au

27 May - 18 June - Vivid Sydney 
Celebrating its 12th year, Vivid Sydney fuses mesmerising art displays and 3D light projections with exhilarating live-music performances, thought-provoking debates and deep-dive discussions from some of the world’s brightest minds. This year, the festival boasts the longest continuous Light Walk in the history of the event, from the Sydney Opera House to Central Station. Visit vividsydney.com

For more information on things to see and do in Sydney and Regional NSW, go to www.sydney.com or www.visitnsw.com 
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Sydney Royal Easter Show 2019, Sydney CREDIT: Destination NSW

Crowds enjoying the carnival rides at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park.

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Sydney Royal Easter Show 2019, Sydney CREDIT: Destination NSW

Crowds enjoying the carnival rides at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park.

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Tamworth Country Music Festival 2019 CREDIT: Tamworth Country Music Festival

Crowds enjoying live country music at the 2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival.FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE EVENT ONLY.

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Tamworth Country Music Festival 2019 CREDIT: Tamworth Country Music Festival

Crowds enjoying live country music at the 2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival.FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE EVENT ONLY.

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