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Sydney Solstice

This two-week event will feature live music, an ice-skating rink and a craft beer festival.
By Courtney Ammenhauser
May 14, 2021
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By Courtney Ammenhauser
May 14, 2021
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When the daylight hours shorten, the potential for after-dark fun swells. So, as we march toward the shortest day of the year — June 21 — it's time to start planning the extended evening antics.

Enter Sydney Solstice — a two-week event celebrating Sydney's vibrant hospitality, music and creative communities — which kicks off next month. From Tuesday, June 8–Sunday, June 20, you can catch live music, immerse yourself in art installations and even explore a winter wonderland across 150 venues throughout four inner city Sydney precincts.

Darling Harbour will host a craft beer festival; a pop-up winter wonderland, complete with an ice-skating rink and an arctic ice slide; and night-time sea kayaking. Across the harbour, Heaps Gay will take over Town Hall for The Queen's Feast – A Last Supper for all the Senses — with chefs Sarah Tiong, Anna Polyviou, George Woodyard and Claire Van Vuren on the tools.

Music fans can visit small bars, pubs and performance venues for the inaugural Country and Inner Western, which will showcase established and emerging artists in the country and country-adjacent music scene. And, FBi Radio will transform Golden Age Cinema and Bar for a live broadcast of its flagship electronic music program, Sunsets.

The Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said, "There's never been a more appealing invitation to eat out, see a show, have a drink or embark on a new adventure in Sydney."

Sydney Solstice will take place from Tuesday, June 8–Sunday, June 20. For more information on the program, head here.

Images: courtesy of Destination NSW

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