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Splendour IN the City to Bring Live Music, Comedy and More to Sydney

Splendour in the Grass, with support from the NSW Government, will present a new boutique Sydney pop-up event, Splendour in the City, this July.


Splendour in the City will offer Sydneysiders and visitors nine days of Splendour entertainment, for a taste of the iconic live music experience made famous in Byron Bay.


Artists including Vera Blue, Tash Sultana, Ocean Alley and Spacey Jane will perform in intimate gigs at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal between 10 and 18 July, in addition to comedy shows, food and drink and family-friendly activities.


Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said Splendour in the City was possible through the NSW Government’s vision and support for CBD businesses.


“We’re proud to support event owners such as Splendour in the Grass to explore new endeavours that provide economic and social benefit to our community,” Mr Perrottet said.


“Splendour in the City is another example of the innovation and industry engagement that has been achieved through two Government-led CBD summits, and how we can lead the revitalisation of the city through these partnerships.”


Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Splendour in the City will be a free pop-up adaptation of the Splendour in the Grass village set up with ticketed music and comedy events.


“Splendour in the City will reinforce why Sydney is the greatest city in the world – we’re open for business and we’re enjoying COVID-safe live entertainment against the most spectacular backdrop of Sydney Harbour,” Mr Ayres said.


The event is supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW as part of the CBD Revitalisation program.


The nine days will feature more than 20 artists across two rooms – Customs and Cargo Hall – plus the Comedy Club, long table dining, specialty bars including The Strummer Bar and The Winery, art installations, markets, Little Splendour kid’s program and a pop-up VR room and more.


Splendour in the Grass founder Jessica Ducrou said Australia has some of the best live acts in the world who will be celebrated at Splendour in the City.


“We are so thrilled to take some of the Splendour in the Grass magic to Sydney this July and we cannot wait to deliver the Splendour in the City program very soon,” Ms Ducrou said.


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