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Parramatta Park presents major Australian festivals in The Crescent this summer

Published: 8 December 2016 at 12:00 am

Sydney’s newest outdoor performance venue has announced an exciting program of highly anticipated music, art and cultural festivals, launching this summer in Western Sydney. The summer series will take place in The Crescent, a spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in the beautiful World Heritage-listed Parramatta Park.

“We’re proud to be partnering with some of Australia’s leading music and cultural events to bring a diverse and exciting program to Western Sydney audiences this season,” Parramatta Park Trust Executive Director Suellen Fitzgerald said today.

“The Crescent is all about atmosphere, intimacy and delivering unforgettable experiences in a unique and accessible location, within the heart of the rapidly growing City of Parramatta. It’s the perfect setting to see and hear the stars,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

FOMO – Sunday 8 January 2017

Kicking off 2017 program in The Crescent is FOMO. FOMO is a one stage festival experience bringing together a carefully curated line-up of international and local artists for an incredibly affordable ticket price.

This “all killer no filler” one day party boasts a huge and diverse line up, headlined by the iconic Aussie duo Empire Of The Sun who are returning for their first Australian performances since 2014, off the back of their highly anticipated third album, 'Two Vines'; and dynamite Chicago heavyweights Flosstradamus. Also joining the bill are ARIA Award winning, home-grown party boys Peking Duk, New York global 'Panda' hitmaker Desiigner and so much more.

Australia Day Parramatta – Thursday 26 January 2017

Western Sydney’s best and brightest emerging talent will take to The Crescent stage on Australia Day, performing with some of the country’s most seasoned musicians in a free live concert during Parramatta’s biggest annual celebration.

Other highlights in the Parramatta Park will include: aerial hot air balloon display, The Big BBQ, CARnivale vintage car display, Hottest 100 Party, kids rides and entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display.

Sydney Festival’s Symphony Under The Stars performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra –

28 January 2017

The grand finale of this year’s Sydney Festival sees the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jessica Cottis, perform popular classics, concluding with Tchaikovsky’s rousing 1812 Overture, in an unmissable free, outdoor concert.

In a long-standing Parramatta Park tradition, thousands will picnic in the park for this evening of musical magic.

Trop Jr – 10 Feb 2017

Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival and has been entertaining audiences for 25 years.

This year, for the first time, Tropfest moves to Parramatta Park and will be held at the Cattle Paddocks on Saturday 11 February 2017.

Trop Jr, now in its 9th year, follows the same format as the Tropfest short film competition, however entry is only open to those under 15. Budding young filmmakers will need to have their entries in by December 15 and films must be no more than 7 minutes long and must include the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) which this year is ‘MASK’.

Trop Jnr will be held on Friday, February 10 in The Crescent and is a great event for the whole family.

Electric Parade – 19 February 2017

Following a huge sold out show in 2016, Melbourne’s Electric Parade is the newest festival to hit the Sydney music scene and has found a home at The Crescent in Parramatta Park.

Electric Parade will feature some of the biggest names in trance and psy trance alongside techno that includes Alex M.O.R.P.H, Alex Stein, Day.Din, Richard Durand, M.I.K.E. PUSH, Neelix, Sneijder, Signum, Standerwick, with kings of the scene Menno De Jong and Scot Project. And more to come.

This is your chance to experience a spectacular all- day dance party hosted by some of the world’s greatest international DJs and acts.

Getting there

Situated in the geographical heart of Sydney, just 24km from the CBD, The Crescent in Parramatta Park is under 30 minutes from several of Sydney’s major city centres.

Parramatta Station is a major transport hub for urban and intercity trains and buses.

Parramatta Park is a 10 minute walk from Parramatta Station and a 5 minute walk from Westmead Station.

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