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Sydney Festival 2017: A Great Reason to Visit Sydney in January

Sydney Festival 2017

If you celebrated New Year's Eve in Sydney, then you should definitely extend your stay in the city. Why? It will be a shame not to experience one of the biggest festivals in Australia. The Sydney Festival runs from January 7 to 29, which means that you still have time to book a flight or hire a car to the capital of New South Wales.


The Festival started in 1977 and is now considered as one of the largest cultural celebrations in the country – and it keeps on getting bigger and better each year. The Sydney Festival 2017 features a wide array of performances from over 1,000 artists – ranging from cheeky cabaret and high energy jazz to contemporary dance and indie rock. 

Circus City at Sydney Festival


There are more than 46 event venues to choose from including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Town Hall and Parrmatta Park. That's why a rental car can come in very handy when visiting the city so you can easily go from one venue to another. To help you find a reliable and cheap car hire in Sydney, visit VroomVroomVroom. For directions and parking options in each venue, click here.

What's new in Sydney Festival this year?

The Circus City is now open to entertain families who are in search of spectacular shows including outdoor trapeze. The Festival gathers circus professionals from different parts of the country and overseas to display their expertise and skills. Hosting a series of circus arts show between January 12 to 22 are Riverside Theaters and The Spaghetti Circus Big Top in Prince Albert Square.

Meriton Festival Village

If you are looking for the ultimate music experience in Sydney, then make sure to drive your rental car to Hyde Park North. The entrance is near the Archibald Fountain, but those under 18 won't be allowed to enter unless they are accompanied by an adult. Some of the bands and artists that are slated to perform include Electric Fields, Mighty Duke & The Lords, Alice Terry, The Old School Funk Band.