Sydney’s Cahill Expressway at Circular Quay will be transformed into one of the world’s most spectacular party venues tonight when ELEVATE Sydney kicks off.
Tens of thousands of ticketholders will revel to more than 120 Australian performers over five nights, four days and 13 sessions, with the iconic Sydney Harbour as the awe-inspiring backdrop.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said ELEVATE Sydney would remind the world why the Harbour City is the Asia Pacific’s best major events destination.
“This novel setting on the Cahill Expressway with its stunning views offers a very unique experience and I’m not surprised to hear tickets for ELEVATE Sydney were snapped up very quickly,” Mr Perrottet said.
“Sydneysiders and visitors are ready to keep the festivities going well into the new year and we’re meeting that demand with another incredible event.
“We’ve got the greatest city on earth, we’ve got incredible summer weather and for the next five nights and four days we’ll be showing the world why Sydney is the place to be in 2023.”
Minister for Tourism Ben Franklin said the 30,000 ticketholders would enjoy the unique outdoor entertainment and cultural celebration with acts from children’s entertainers to electronic music plus a nightly SkyShow and some of the best local food and wine.
“All the tickets to this free event have been snapped up and we know that everyone that attends will enjoy a memorable experience,” Mr Franklin said.
“The NSW Government is committed to delivering world-class events like ELEVATE Sydney that showcase our vibrant CBD and support Sydney’s night-time economy, to achieve our goal of making Sydney and NSW the major events capital and premier visitor economy of the Asia Pacific.”
ELEVATE Sydney will return for its second year and run from 3 – 7 January 2023. The SkyShow will take place nightly at approximately 10:30 pm, pending weather conditions. The Long Bar will be open from 4-7 January during ELEVATE Social in the afternoons and ELEVATE Nights.
The Cahill Expressway will be closed to traffic and pedestrians during ELEVATE Sydney and will reopen on Monday 9 January, with public transport and alternate routes available for visitors and residents.