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Here’s the latest news on tourism experiences and events from Destination NSW.

Make Every Moment Count in Sydney and New South Wales

NSW is extending an open invitation to New Zealand travellers to cross the Tasman and make lasting memories in Sydney and the regions with a new TV spot launching today.

Australian premiere of Jagged Little Pill to open in Sydney's Theatre Royal

Sydney’s newly refurbished Theatre Royal will reopen to rock fanfare after the NSW Government secured the Australian premiere of the award-winning Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill as the first production when doors open in August.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the musical, created by Alanis Morissette, would give theatre-lovers another key offering on Sydney's diverse events calendar in 2021.

Save the date: Vivid Sydney 2021 - 6 to 28 August

Transforming the city in winter, Vivid Sydney is a celebration of creativity, innovation and technology. The 2021 program will feature mesmerising art displays and 3D projections from local and international artists, an eclectic line-up of musical performers and thought-provoking talks from some of the world’s greatest minds.

Vivid Sydney appoints new Festival Director

Destination NSW has announced the appointment of Gill Minervini as Vivid Sydney Festival Director.

Minervini is well respected as one of Australia's most creative leaders. She brings over two decades of experience as a creative director and event producer to the festival, which is renowned for transforming the Sydney CBD each winter.

NSW Open for Business With New Agency - Investment NSW Leading the Way

Investment NSW, a new NSW Government agency, is open for business from today, reinforcing the State’s position as the economic engine room of the country.

Premier Berejiklian says the new agency will drive local and global investment and create the jobs of the future for NSW, showing the world that the State is open for business.

“Investment NSW is a one-stop-shop for the private sector – attracting and growing Australian and global companies, overseas capital, talent, tourists and students,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Package to support accommodation, live music and events

Up to 200,000 accommodation vouchers worth $100 each will be available to NSW residents as part of a new $51.5 million economic package designed to encourage people back into the Sydney CBD, re-ignite live music across the State, and support jobs in the accommodation, entertainment and tourism sectors.

The NSW Government’s latest COVID-19 response package will also include $24 million for eligible live music venues, a support package to help the business events industry in Sydney and regional NSW, and a funding boost for tourism marketing.

New event Sydney Solstice to spark city celebration this winter

Sydney’s restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, promoters and cultural institutions are being called on to create unique experiences for visitors and receive NSW Government support for a new winter event program under development.

Sydney Solstice is a NSW Government initiative presenting 10 days of food, beverages, music and arts events in four precincts across the city in June and is managed by the Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

World Time Attack Challenge to star under lights at Western Sydney until 2025

Sydney Motorsport Park will host the acclaimed World Time Attack Challenge for a further five years - and for the first time under lights - building on a decade of success and smashed records for the event at the Eastern Creek venue.

The NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW has announced its support for World Time Attack Challenge from 2021-2025, ensuring the highly engaging, high-speed event will continue to deliver benefits for Western Sydney’s visitor economy.

Lights on for Hamilton in Sydney

Sydney will tonight become the only place in the world where audiences can see one of the most successful musicals of our time, Hamilton.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said it was a huge moment for the Harbour City.

“Tonight, the Sydney Lyric Theatre will raise the curtain on the Australian premiere of Hamilton – the most talked about Broadway show in the world.

Regional NSW secures the biggest music event for outback NSW

Some of Australia’s biggest rock legends will take to the regional stage this August, when they perform at the inaugural Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash – the biggest music and camping festival to be hosted in Outback NSW. Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres was at Mundi Mundi Plains today to make the announcement, alongside Outback Music Festival Group Director and Founder Greg Donovan and multi-ARIA-award winning performer Kate Ceberano, who will headline at this year’s event.

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