With Vivid and Sydney Film Festival postponed to August, Sydney has added a new festival to fill the void, the Sydney Solstice. 

The festival will take place over a 13-day period all across Sydney, between 8th-20th June, the lead-up to the longest night of the year. It’s gearing up to be a celebration of all things dining, drinking, entertainment arts and culture.

Sydney Solstice will span the CBD and surrounding areas ( The Rocks, Circular Quay, Walsh Bay and Chinatown), the Darling Harbour zone (such as Barangaroo, Glebe, Ultimo and Pyrmont), the surrounding area of Oxford St(Paddington, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Rushcutters Bay, Woolloomooloo, Elizabeth Bay, Kings Cross, Potts Point and Entertainment Quarter) and the Inner West (Enmore, Erskineville, Alexandria, Chippendale, Darlington and Redfern).

“Sydney Solstice will bring together Sydney’s best venues, chefs, artists and musicians within four precincts across Sydney,” a statement for the event reads. “Live music and performance, culinary experiences, local art, comedy and immersive workshops will take locals and visitors from urban laneways to city landmarks, inside hidden bars to glittering harbourside locations.”

The event hasn’t specified exactly what the lineup will entail, with Destination NSW calling on venues for expressions of interests up until early April. So if you have a proposal, head to their website and let em know all about it. As long as this solstice doesn’t have an Ari Aster flair, we’re down for any excuse to leave the house.

Get unlimited access to the coverage that shapes our culture.
to Rolling Stone magazine
to Rolling Stone magazine