04 January 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Missed out on a ticket online? Free tickets available at the gate until sold out. Join the Gate Party at Bridge & Macquarie Sts from 7pm, soak up the fun vibes and party on another level!
Featuring Ebony Boadu, BVT, CXLOE, Hauskey, L-FRESH The LION and Ngaiire.*

Party with Australia’s freshest and finest rap, hip-hop, R&B and pop artists. Hosted by Triple J’s Ebony Boadu and featuring:
BVT, Sydney based Hip-Hop / RNB artist, producer, and finalist for the APRA AMCOS x MARDI GRAS showcase for Emerging Queer artists.

CXLOE, a breakout artist that floats effortless between the alternative and electronic. Her pop sensibility brings the two genres together to create a sound all of her own.

Hauskey, the self-described harmonic Swiss Army Knife hails from Western Australia. A genuine triple threat – singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

L-FRESH The LION, one of Australia’s most important Hip Hop artists born and raised in South West Sydney. Known for his powerful statements, unwavering strength, forever rising mentality and ability to move a crowd.

Ngaiire, a multi award-winning artist and musical force of nature known for her boisterous costuming, stellar vocal force, tight beats and big brave pop sounds.

A stage full of rising stars deserves a striking closing. The ELEVATE SkyShow will light up the heavens over stunning Sydney Harbour. Using top of the range technologies and music composed by DOBBY, stories reflecting a unique and iconic Greater Sydney will be reimagined.

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


Ebony Boadu

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. 


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.  


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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