Sunset Piazza

The NSW Government and City of Sydney announce Sunset Piazza, a COVID-Safe, pop-up outdoor venue and concert series from 28 January to 21 March. Summer comes alive on the Italo-themed pop-stage with live performances spanning pop, cabaret, comedy, hip-hop, indie rock and opera. 

Located at Cathedral Square opposite Hyde Park, Sunset Piazza transforms the city into an outdoor cultural experience. Attendees can savour cannoli from artisan providores, enjoy an aperitivo and sip on a spritz or a Negroni as they settle in for a selection of Sydney’s best DJs, pre-show. 

The initial Sunset Piazza line-up includes pop-folk darling Alex The Astronaut; Adelaide MC and musical polymath, Allday; the iconic and much loved, Ben Lee; energetic 15-piece Latin American ensemble Cumbiamuffin; 2020 Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year, JK-47. Sydney’s favourite jazz vocalist Emma Pask; classical music mavericks Ensemble Offspring; and purveyors of queer parties and good times, Heaps Gay also join the program.

Elsewhere across the first announced line-up are one of Australia’s most hyped and outspoken MCs, Kwame; legendary Australian multi-instrumentalist James Morrison; the incomparable Opera Australia; party-ready production duo Peking Duk (DJ set); dancefloor slayers Sneaky Sound System; and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble.

The first suite of programming will also include two comedy galas, featuring Lawrence Mooney, Merrick Watts, Bec Charlwood, Floyd Alexander-Hunt, The Umbilical Brothers, Akmal, Lizzy Hoo, Rebecca De Unamuno and Tahir as MC.

Wet Weather 

Sunset Piazza is an all-weather event. In the event of severe conditions such as heavy rain, lightning, thunderstorm, strong wind, hail, poor air quality or heatwave, a decision will be made before the event time, as to whether it is safe to proceed with the event. We recommend coming to the event prepared in case of unfavourable weather conditions. However please note that umbrellas should not be used during the performance.

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