ELEVATE Sydney is a celebration of music, fun and entertainment on the world’s most spectacular stage from 1-5 January 2022. People will replace cars as the Cahill Expressway is transformed to host some of Australia’s most acclaimed performers. Tones And I, Tim Minchin, Baker Boy, Marcia Hines, The Wiggles, and L-FRESH the LION are just some of the headline acts that will grace the ELEVATE Sydney stage.
All ELEVATE Sydney events will be free, but you must book a ticket to attend.
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.
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. Plan your trip by checking the Opal 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.
A quick guide to finding the main stage, food, toilets, water refill stations and more!
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 (including alcohol) outlets so please bring a credit / debit card for contactless 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.
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.
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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