Festival First Night 2012, Day One 2013 + Parramatta Opening Party 2013
Overseeing the production, operational delivery & on-site presentation of Sydney Festival – Day One 2013 & Festival First Night 2012, the curtain-raiser to Sydney Festival a major event held in the Sydney C.B.D. on the first Saturday in January.
The major free outdoor public events occurred across multiple Sydney sites and were attended in large numbers by the Sydney public, interstate and international visitors alike.
2012 – Producer Operations, Festival First Night – managing a core team: Technical Manager, Technical Coordinator, Government and Logistics Manager, Logistics Coordinator and Production Assistant, with contracted Security Master and Traffic Manager, together with all production crew. 2013 – Producer Operations, Major Outdoor Events – Day One, Act 1 Fun Run, Act 2 The Rubber Duck Arrival, Act 3 The Daptones Domain Concert. This was followed by Parramatta Sydney Festival, a 10-day event program. Functions included the Parramatta Opening Party (POP), 10 days of action in the Spiegeltent and the closing concert on Australia Day headlined by Archie Roach.
Estimated audience range: 3,000 to 150,000
Date: 2012 + 2013
Client: Sydney Festival
Location: Sydney CBD and Parramatta, NSW