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ELEVATE ARENA

05 January 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Featuring Kim Green, Erik Horrie OAM, Andrew Wong, Katie Ebzery, Lauren Parker, Emma McKeon, Eloise Green ‘The Hula Queen’, The Tap Pack, DB Freestyle, Barrio Soul and hosted by Joel Ozborn.*

ELEVATE Arena, hosted by comedian Joel Ozborn, brings you an original take on Sydney’s inspirational world of sport and entertainment with the most exhilarating atmosphere.

Sports broadcaster Stephanie Brantz, will be in live conversation with your favourite sports stars.

Interview 1 features former Australian netball superstar Kim Green and wheelchair basketball player and 5-time world champion and Paralympic rower Erik Horrie OAM.

Interview 2 features 2021 NSW Dragon boat champion Andrew Wong and WNBL and Opals star Katie Ebzery.

Interview 3 features Para triathlete Lauren Parker and Australia’s most successful Olympian, Emma McKeon.

Get amongst the athletic display of juggling, hula hooping, cabaret, tap dancing and more as you take in the breathtaking view from the Cahill Expressway.

Finally, End on a high note with Barrio Soul. This all-star 10-piece band features Sydney’s best Latin and Soul musicians who will serve some serious Soul, Latin and Disco.

ELEVATE Sydney will comply with any COVID-19 restrictions and directions around physical distancing measures. Events may be impacted by changes to public health orders and event guidelines

* programme and performers are subject to change

THE LINE UP

Andrew Wong
Barrio Soul
DB Freestyle
Eloise Green ‘The Hula Queen
Emma McKeon
Joel Ozborn
Katie Ebzery
Kim Green
Lauren Parker
STEPHANIE BRANTZ
The Tap Pack

ELEVATE Sydney will take place on the Cahill Expressway above Circular Quay.  

Entry and exit to the event will only be from the corner of Bridge Street and Macquarie Street, opposite the Conservatorium of Music. There will be no access to the event via the existing footpath on the Cahill Expressway from Circular Quay, The Rocks or via the lifts from Circular Quay.

For a map, and more event information visit Event Information. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

ELEVATE Sydney ticketholders are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time. Public transport is the easiest way to get to and from the event with various major transport hubs within short walking distance of the event site.  

Circular Quay is the closest transport hub to the event site with frequent trains, buses, ferries and light rail services all within short walking distance of the event entry off Macquarie St. Alternatively, Wynyard, Martin Place and St James transport hubs are also within walking distance of the Cahill Expressway entry point at the corner of Bridge and Macquarie Streets. For all the details you need to plan your trip visit transportnsw.info. 

Remember masks remain mandatory on public transport and you’ll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling to and from the event. Register your details online at Opal or app ahead of time. You can also check real-time capacity indicators when planning your trip or boarding services.  

ROAD CLOSURES & PARKING

The Cahill Expressway Overpass at Circular Quay will be closed to traffic during the event. The Cahill Walk will also be closed to pedestrians. There are a number of car parks within  short walking distance of the entry to ELEVATE Sydney  however spaces will fill early, particularly ahead of the evening sessions so allow extra travel time or try booking ahead.  

Parking restrictions will be in effect from 6am to 8pm during the event on sections of Bridge, Grosvenor and Macquarie Streets so check signs carefully as vehicles left in clearways will be towed. For more details including real-time updates on traffic conditions visit livetraffic.com.

ELEVATE Sydney is an all-ages ticketed outdoor event. You must have a valid ticket for everyone in your group, including children.

We recommend you bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen and clothing that provides weather protection including wet weather protection.

There will be food and beverage outlets offering a range of different cuisines. All purchases will be contactless, and you will be asked to provide photo ID for alcohol purchases.

Water bottle refilling stations will be available throughout this wonderfully unique venue.

Prams and strollers are discouraged due to space limitations at ELEVATE Sydney. As they will not be permitted in the entertainment areas, a limited amount of pram storage will be available in the venue once you have reached the top level of the Cahill Expressway. This storage is free of charge and monitored by staff during the day, however, items will be left at own risk and ELEVATE Sydney will not take any responsibility for misplaced property. We recommend using baby carriers and leaving prams and strollers at home. Backpacks will be permitted for this event, including nappy bags and other similar items.

You can find FAQs here. For more terms of entry, please see here.

A COVID-Safe Plan will be in place for ELEVATE Sydney. For the health and safety of everyone at the event, all ticket holders aged 16 and over will be required to show proof of double vaccination or medical exemption prior to entering the event site and social distancing protocols must be observed.

People under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from the same household. Hand sanitiser will be available at regular intervals across the event site and our team will be keeping a strict cleaning regime to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Read COVID safety alerts for travellers here. Ticket holders can find more important terms of entry on our FAQ page.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Destination NSW acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land and waters upon which ELEVATE Sydney is hosted.

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