Sydney, Australia: China Southern Airlines (CZ) will celebrate its fifth sponsorship of the Sydney Festival with a range of cultural events that promise to bring plenty of fun and entertainment to the capital this summer.
And in a first, this year China Southern Airlines is pleased to be a part of the Parramatta Festival, from January 7 until January 24. The festival program features dazzling circus and acrobatics spectacle La Verita, the fairground like no other Arquitectura de Feriaand the raw celebration of hip-hop culture, Cypher. Meanwhile, Riverside’s Lennox Theatre plays host to this year’s Parramatta summer of music, with performances ranging from American West Coast funk to Icelandic electro-pop and Australian roots music melded with Indian rhythms.
Mr. Louis Lu, China Southern Airlines Managing Director Australia & New Zealand said the airline was delighted to have the opportunity to bring world-class shows to Sydney’s most iconic venues in its fourth year as official airline sponsor.
“As the largest arts festival in the Southern hemisphere, the Sydney Festival continues to be a fantastic opportunity for the airline to build greater cultural and tourism links between China and Australia.”
“Australia is one of the most important strategic markets for China Southern Airlines, and the 2016 China Southern Airlines sponsored Sydney Festival program was a wonderful blend of culture and art,” finished Mr. Lu
The program of events for Sydney Festival 2016 has been unveiled and includes almost 500 shows, some ticketed and others like the popular Domain events free.
Lift off to the popular Summer Sounds concerts in the Domain will be The Flaming Lips – from psychedelic pop anthems, the beamed-from-outer-space live shows, and the feelings of joy and goodwill. This will premiere on January 9 from 5pm, with supporting acts from 5.30pm.
This year the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is doing something special, gathering a repertoire of music performed at Symphony in The Domain over the years to astound with a ‘best of’ musical journey, with everything from Mendelssohn to Dvorak andTchaikovsky.
The announcement of the Sydney Festival program follows the successful start of SYD-CAN-SYD service increase from double daily to triple daily with an additional morning service CZ601/602 from 11 December 2015 to 27 March 2016.
Sydney Festival 2016 runs from January 7 – 26, with tickets available on 1300 856 876 or via www.sydneyfestival.org.au