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Located on the fall of land between the Festival Theatre and the Dunstan Playhouse, The Summerhouse is our Festival home and hub.

This beautiful chequered pavilion houses a relaxed open-air auditorium where from eight in the morning you can begin your Festival day listening to the brilliant minds of Tom Wright and his guests as they discuss the issues of the day at Breakfast with Papers.

Come back around sunset and hear the country’s coolest contemporary musicians and DJs playing in a line-up of shows that will have you wanting to return night after night after night.

And finish your day overlooking the shimmering waters of Karrawirra Pari as you meet your friends for a pre or post-show drink in our fabulous Crescent Bar.

Come and join us and play and talk and laugh and listen under the stars in this precious circled corner of our world.

Please see the 'Additional Info' section below for a few photos of the seating inside the venue.



Click the links to find out more or to book your tickets.

Sat 05 Mar - Sun 20 Mar
8.00am daily: Breakfast with Papers

Thu 03 mar
7.30pm: Billy Davis & The Good Lords

Fri 04 mar
9.00pm: Genesis Owusu SOLD OUT
From 10.30pm: HMC*

9.00pm: Amyl and The Sniffers SOLD OUT
From 10.30pm: Ministry of Sound Reunion with TV Rock, Sgt Slick & Goodwill*

SUN 06 Mar
9.00pm: Josh Cohen

Mon 07 Mar
7.45pm: Lior & Paul Grabowsky

WED 09 mar
8:00pm: Ruby Fields

Thu 10 Mar
8.00pm: Montaigne

Fri 11 Mar
8.00pm: Running Touch
Unfortunately, Juicy Pop (10pm) has been cancelled.

Sat 12 Mar
From 9.15pm: One Nite in a Disco with Late Nite Tuff Guy, Dr Packer & Mell Hall*

Sun 13 Mar
7.00pm: Babe Rainbow
9:00pm: Client Liaison
From 11.00pm: Ministry of Sound Classics with John Course*

Tue 15 Mar
8.30pm: Isaiah Firebrace

Wed 16 Mar
8.30pm: Kate Ceberano

Thu 17 Mar
8.30pm: KRAM - Alone with You

Fri 18 Mar
8.30pm: Northeast Party House
From 10.30pm: Almost Famous with K.I.M (The Presets)*

Sat 19 Mar
7.00pm: Alternative Symphony - Dr Dre's 2001 
9.00pm: Alternative Symphony - Daft Punk
From 11.00pm: Vinyl DestinationSOLD OUT

Sun 20 Mar
5.30pm & 8.00pm: The Whitlams

Artists marked with an asterisk* are part of "Late Night at The Summerhouse" - a series of events from some of Australia's best DJs playing dance, house, disco and techno each weekend during the Festival.


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