Sydney is set to welcome its biggest-ever calendar of music, art, culture and sporting events this spring and summer through to 2023, as it aims to reinforce its status as the number one events destination in the Asia-Pacific.
Attracting visitors from all over the world with a never-before-seen line-up of global events, Sydney will kick off the season with landmark sporting matches such as National Rugby League Grand Final, FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, Sydney Super Cup, UCI Road World Championships, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 and Spring Racing Carnival.
In October, international music celebrity Bruno Mars will perform two exclusive Sydney-only concerts at the recently opened Allianz Stadium, while in November, Sydney’s arts and culture will be front and centre with the Opera on Cockatoo Island and the opening of the Art Gallery of NSW’s Sydney Modern.
Sydney will then welcome visitors from across the world for Sydney WorldPride, Vivid Sydney and SXSW Sydney in 2023.
Minister for tourism Ben Franklin said: “Sydney’s summer of major events will bring millions of visitors into our state and deliver over A$500 million (US$333.76 million) of visitor expenditure to the NSW economy.
“Our summer of major events will grow the NSW visitor economy, create jobs and secure a brighter future for our state.”
Sydney’s 2022-2023 event calendar currently includes 84 major events.