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Experience Sydney Festival 2017 at The Star

Experience Sydney Festival 2017 at The Star

Sydney’s premier entertainment destination, The Star, is delighted to be the principal partner of Sydney Festival 2017, and to present an unbeatable line-up of fine food, nightlife, and superb views of Sydney Harbour.

The Star’s Managing Director, Greg Hawkins, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Sydney Festival once again, to transform the city with a vibrant celebration of creativity and local spirit.”

Guests of The Star will celebrate the 41st annual Sydney Festival from 7-29 January 2017 with a range of unique food and entertainment experiences.


Over 11 nights in January the Sky Terrace rooftop bar at The Star will host the Sydney Festival DJ Series featuring local and international artists.

As the sun sets over Sydney, Sky Terrace will light up with an extraordinary DJ line-up playing everything from hip-hop to soul, electronica to jazz. Sydneysiders are invited to kick back with friends before or after a show from Friday to Sunday, while enjoying panoramic harbour views with a sunset cocktail or two. Line-up highlights include Australia's First Lady of Disco’, CC:DISCO!, Stephen Allkins, Adi Toohey, Nick Toth and Funkdafied.

Sky Terrace will be open on 7 & 8, 13-15, 20-22, and 26-28 January – Fridays and Saturdays from 5.00pm and Sundays from 3.00pm, and from 5pm on Thursday, 26 January for Australia Day. The full line-up will be announced soon at


Glitterbox is a party experience like no other, where imagination, trust, adrenalin and fun collide. This new interactive installation by Sydney-based performance art powerhouse zin is a colourful glowing cube on the Sky Terrace that you can dance in!

The never before seen installation makes its world premiere at The Star, inviting Sky Terrace guests to pick their favourite dance song and enter the glowing cube to be engulfed in glitter and dance like no one is watching – but people are watching through the mirrored glass!

Dance to the song of your choice in a kaleidoscopic vortex of mesmeric joy. Bring your friends or meet a stranger and transform you and your moves into a sensory-overloaded glitter trip of colour and light – your own mini private dance party, in public. Glitterbox is free and will take place on 7 & 8, 13-15, 20-22 and 26-28 January at 5:00-11:00pm.


The swankiest home-grown musical since Priscilla was queen, Ladies in Black is a whirling, toe-tapping trip back in time, showing at Sydney Lyric Theatre from Tuesday, 3 January to Sunday, 22 January.

Based on the beloved 1993 novel by Madeleine St John, The Women in Black, the musical is a uniquely Australian fashion-forward fairy tale with all the shine and sparkle of Broadway.

With tunes by Tim Finn (Split Enz and Crowded House), costumes by Gabriela Tylesova (The Rabbits) and a stellar cast all woven together by highly-regarded director, Simon Phillips (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Love Never Dies and First Wives Club), its sure to leave you singing long after you’ve left the theatre. Tickets are priced from $75.00. For more information and to book, visit /


Sydney Festival attendees can enjoy delicious and speedy pre-show meals at Sokyo, BLACK Bar & Grill, Balla, Fat Noodle and Pizzaperta at The Star.

Signature restaurants BLACK Bar & Grill, Balla and Sokyo will serve set-menus for $55pp, while Fat Noodle will serve a one-course meal with beer, wine or soft drink for $30pp, and Pizzaperta will serve two pieces of arancini, pizza and beer, wine or soft drink for ($30). For full menus, please visit

As part of the partnership, VIP guests attending the Symphony under the Stars at The Domain on 14 January will again be treated to catering by a selection of The Star’s restaurants including Balla, BLACK Bar & Grill and Fat Noodle.

For more information about Sydney Festival 2017 at The Star, please visit and join the conversation with #sydfest. For reservations, please call 1800 700 700.


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