Night-time destination Eastside Sydney is presenting a line-up of live performance in small venues as part of the new winter Sydney Solstice festival.
Eastside Sydney comprises Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Potts Point and Woolloomooloo.
A stellar line-up ensures something for everyone, whether you're into cabaret, live bands, workshops, recitals, talkfests, dance, film, drag or comedy. It's a lively two weeks of events, guaranteed to lure people outside.
It's a celebration of the city's cosmopolitan alter ego, a home for drag queens, artists, musicians, poets, and the spiritual heart of the city's LGBTQIA+ community. Eastside is a melting pot of people, arts, culture, retail and nightlife.
Sydney Solstice kicks off in Eastside with Elly-May Barnes and Band in Surry Hills, and finishes with a night of 'Mystery + Magic' in Kings Cross. . . Sandwiched in between is two weeks of entertainment, such as drag at sunset on a rooftop, spooky movie tunes from SSO Fellowship, queer cabaret, laughs from Pauly Fenech, a Gin Masterclass, songs in a church hall, and more. . . Before and after the shows there is an array of bars and eateries to discover.
Venues taking part include 1880 Church Hall Surry Hills, Dulcie's Kings Cross, Grand Days Woolloomooloo, Booze House Woolloomooloo, Stonewall, Cafe Freda's, and Golden Age Surry Hills.
Polyphony Choir will sing gothic-inspired songs from Nick Cave, The Cure, Massive Attack and more, a spooky screening 'The Witch Of Kings Cross' will take place at Grand Days, the experimental, raw and adventurous nature of flamenco will be on full display at 'Salon Flamenco', and queer reading event 'The Longest Night' features Sydney's best writers and comedians regaling audiences with stories of icy queer passions.
That's just the beginning of the offerings. Check out the programme here
. Eastside Sydney offers events during Sydney Solstice, which runs from 8-20 June.