The Sydney Winter Solstice Festival will include warehouse parties, laneway music, stargazing and moonlight kayaking in Darling Harbour.
There is a new party date on the Sydney calendar and winter events have been introduced to encourage people to come to the city during the colder months.
The Sydney Winter Solstice celebration is promoted by Destination NSW and will last for 12 nights from June 8th to 20th.
It will center on four entertainment centers throughout the inner city, hosting events from warehouse parties to stargazing. The New South Wales government and businesses hope that this event can become an important annual attraction and boost the economy.
“This city will be alive again,” said Baron Justin Hemmes.
“This is a great opportunity to really put Sydney back on the map.”
There will be more than 200 events in the Central Business District, Darling Harbour, Newtown, Oxford Street and its surrounding areas, including Surrey Hills and Barangaroo, which will occupy important positions.
People will be able to carry out some urban firsts, such as moonlight kayaking in Darling Harbour.
After sunset, the city’s laneways will come alive, with ticketed music, dance, and live theater events, and Newtown, Enmore, and Erskineville will host country and western festivals.
Audiences of late-night parties can also provide live DJs and entertainment from 12pm to 3am, focusing on the 24-hour economy.
“We already know that the benefits of the Sydney Solstice for local businesses will go beyond the event itself, because Sydneysiders and tourists will discover new places and artists they want to experience again, and begin to reconnect with our beautiful city, enjoying that only Sydney can provide Hospitality and entertainment,” said Stuart Ayres, NSW Minister of Employment, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney.
“Sydney is a city for everyone, so we want to see people of all ages come to this city and use it in the way designed-a cultural experience, food and wine, and the best entertainment venue.
This is what the best cities in the world have to offer, a place for everyone, and Sydney is in droves. “Said Michael Rodriguez, the 24 Hour Economic Commissioner of New South Wales.
The last event planned for the Sydney Solstice will be a rooftop party at the Ivy Club.To view the full program, please visit sydneysolstice.com