Parramatta Park’s Crescent Summer Series returns and expands its Australian and international line-up in 2020
Published: 3 December 2019 at 4:08 pm
Now in its fourth year, Parramatta Park’s Crescent Summer Series continues to grow and will host its biggest must-see line-up of Australian and international acts – expanding Western Sydney’s most loved arts and entertainment program, from December to April 2020.
The events series is a major boost to Parramatta’s local visitor economy, attracting up to 250,000 people to the City, with an exciting mix of major headliners and five free concerts and festivals for all ages.
US chart topping, pop sensation and breakthrough act of 2019, rapper, singer, songwriter, flautist and full-time empowering superstar, Lizzo will make her highly anticipated Australian performance debut as one of the FOMO Festival 2020 headliners. After selling out her Sydney Opera House sideshow in record time, the only place to see her perform in NSW is in Parramatta Park at FOMO. Joining Lizzo on this star-studded bill are an astonishing multi-genre collection of local and international artists on stage, including certified hitmakers BROCKHAMPTON, Kaytranada, Madeon, Jax Jones, Rico Nasty, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and more.
The world's premier electronic music festival, Ultra Australia also brings a contingent of star-power to Parramatta, with some of the biggest names in electronic music set to headline the colossal 2020 festival. DJ Snake and Zedd, will both make their Ultra Australia debut, alongside veteran legends Afrojack and Eric Prydz.
One of the most anticipated events, Sydney Festival’s Symphony Under The Stars, also returns to Parramatta Park for a night of beautiful music under the southern sky. The free concert will see Sydney Symphony Orchestra and conductor Benjamin Northey perform a program of renowned compositions by Beethoven, Offenbach, John Williams – and for the grand finale, Tchaikovsky’s rousing 1812 Overture. It’s the perfect evening for families and friends to pack a hamper, grab a blanket and enjoy the Sydney summer in style.
Another highlight of this year’s event series is Channel 9 Carols in the Crescent hosted by Guy Sebastian and his wife Jules. This special Christmas concert brings together many of their very talented friends with a free two-hour show featuring carols, laughter and maybe even a visit from Santa Claus. This free family concert aims to raise money to help women and families escape situations of domestic violence.
Executive Director of Parramatta Park Trust, Suellen Fitzgerald said, “We are very excited to announce the line-up for this year’s Crescent Summer Series.”
“The Crescent is renowned as Western Sydney’s premier outdoor music venue. The picturesque grounds is the perfect place to showcase the high-quality talent that Sydney-siders have come to associate with the Crescent Summer Series. The annual season continues to be a major highlight on the NSW major events calendar.”
“We are especially proud to see the return of Sydney Festival’s Symphony Under the Stars and Channel 9 Carols in the Crescent as part of the free events including the City of Parramatta’s Australia Day and New Year’s Eve that will draw people of all ages into the beautiful surrounds of World Heritage-listed Parramatta Park to see and hear the stars”.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor, Councillor Bob Dwyer has welcomed this year’s line-up saying “Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy Parramatta. City of Parramatta Council is committed to presenting wonderful events for the community during this season, including Carols in the Crescent, New Year’s Eve and Australia Day, which form part of the Crescent Summer Series in Parramatta Park. Our partnership with Parramatta Park Trust helps to make these popular events possible and position Parramatta as a premier destination to celebrate summer”.
The Crescent Summer Series line-up
• 14 December Channel 9 Carols in the Crescent
• 31 December New Year’s Eve
• 11 January FOMO
• 18 January Sydney Festival’s Symphony Under the Stars
• 26 January Australia Day
• 7 March Ultra Music Festival
About Parramatta Park
Parramatta Park is one of the oldest public parks in the world and welcomes more than two million visitors every year. There is evidence of more than 38,000 years of Aboriginal occupation and land use and it was a Vice-Regal domain from 1788. In 1858 it was gazetted a ‘People’s Park’, one of the earliest in the world.
The Park’s rich and unique history was recognised in 2010 when it was inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of eleven Australian sites forming the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property.
Situated in the geographical heart of Sydney, just 24km from the CBD, The Crescent in Parramatta Park is less than 30 minutes from Sydney’s major centres. Parramatta Station is a major transport hub for urban and intercity trains and buses. The Crescent is a 10-15-minute walk from Parramatta or Westmead stations.
For more information visit crescentsummerseries.com.au.
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Parramatta Park Trust - Lindsay Banffy 0407 610 679