The 2011 Sydney Festival began last Saturday with a successful First Night when people reclaimed city streets and public spaces. Crowds thronged into Hyde Park, Martin Place and the Domain to enjoy the music, dancing and other entertainment on offer.
The Festival's expansive free program continues tonight with Summer Sounds in The Domain beginning at 8pm. The Chicano rock band Los Lobos will be joined by e Real Mexico, a Sydney-based, seven-piece mariachi band. Next Saturday the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and John Bell, Actor and Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare to present Midsummer Shakespeare.
The ANZ Tix for Next to Nix booth is once again operating in Martin Place from 8am to 12 noon each day throughout the Festival. People may purchase $25 tickets for all performances that night, including sold out shows.
The Sydney Festival, supported through the City's Major Festivals program, continues until Sunday 30 January.
- Sydney Festival: www.sydneyfestival.org.au
- ANZ Tix for Next to Nix booth, martin Place 8am to 12noon, every day of the Festival.