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SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2014 KICKS OFF

Sydneysiders and visitors alike are set to enjoy an exciting program of events with the launch of Sydney Festival 2014, which begins this week and runs until Australia Day on Sunday 26 January.

Sydneysiders and visitors alike are set to enjoy an exciting program of events with the launch of Sydney Festival 2014, which begins this week and runs until Australia Day on Sunday 26 January.

Acting Premier Andrew Stoner said the NSW Government was investing more than $5 million to ensure the success of the 2014 Festival, which will also showcase a range of new and existing works from around the world.

“The Sydney Festival is an important part of Sydney’s major events calendar, attracting interstate and overseas tourists and injecting tens of millions of dollars into the State’s economy,” Mr Stoner said.

Mr Stoner said the NSW Government’s investment included an exciting program of events in Western Sydney, with the public encouraged to embrace what will be a major cultural celebration.

“Last year the Sydney Festival attracted more than 500,000 people with more than 120,000 tickets sold to paid events, including more than 33,000 people who attended events in Western Sydney,” Mr Stoner said.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts George Souris said Sydney Festival 2014 will reach more than half a million people during its run in January, through both ticketed as well as free events.

“The 2014 program features 370 performances and 100 events, performed by more than 700 artists in about 30 of the city’s finest venues and outdoor locations, including the Sydney Opera House, Seymour Centre, Carriageworks and Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres,” Mr Souris said.

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