It’s finally that time of the year again! Sydney Festival is now on (7th January- 29th January) and everyone’s favourite, the Meriton Festival Village is back- bigger and better than ever. Meriton Festival Village is the ultimate sanctuary of musical and theatrical delights, with plenty of delicious eats and bars for a drink, all in the heart of the city at Hyde Park.


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Highlights of Meriton Festival Village include boylesque show Briefs: The Second Coming and free entertainment from The Hair Salon.

Briefs: The Second Coming

Fresh from sell-out seasons in Berlin and London and described as the love child of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and Cirque du Soleil, Briefs: The Second Coming is an Aussie cabaret of burlesque with balls. The headline event of Meriton Festival Village features the beautiful and bearded ringmistress, Shivannah in one the most outrageous variety shows. Expect a jaw dropping, eye popping evening of highly skilled acrobatics, extreme costume changes, extravagant birdbath boylesque, too close for comfort yo-yo tricks and more than one highly inappropriate banana. The six Aussies and one New Yorker bring a fierce blend of drag, glamour and athleticism, infused with dancing, tumbling, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip syncing, sequins, feathers and frocks to the stage.

Cost: $70- $80

Purchase Tickets Here:


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The Hair Salon

The Hair Salon will headline the free Village Outdoor stage and make its world premiere at Sydney Festival. Fabulously kitch, The Hair Salon welcomes audiences to a world of big hair, frizzy fantasy and curly cabaret. Presenting a mix of cabaret, acrobatics, dance and music and of course hairspray – cabaret queens Lisa Fa’alafi and Leah Shelton together with salon owner Bob Downe, present their show The Big Hair Show. The Hair Salon will also feature The Perm Set (Live party bands and Osadia (Spanish hair sculptors).

Cost: Free

When: 6th-8th, 11th-15th, 18th-22nd, 25th-28th and 29th January at 6:30pm


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So get your friends together and head on down to Meriton Festival Village in Sydney’s Hyde Park for a drink or two, a bite to eat and entertainment galore!

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