Sydney Festival Presents: Sydney Rococo

Sydney Festival Presents: Sydney Rococo

The prolific Steve Kilbey, frontman of alt-rock icons The Church, performs his new solo album in full for one night only, accompanied by the George Ellis String Orchestra and his world-class recording band.

Sydney Rococo is Kilbey’s homage to his adopted home, the Harbour City; a collection of “songs for a banker or for a tramp, songs about seediness and the sea…the summers, the dreams, the vegetation – always pushing skywards… filtered through lush orchestras and sighing voices.”

With a 45-year musical oeuvre spanning 30 albums with The Church and 21 solo records, Kilbey is a poet laureate of the Australian underground. Sydney Rococo pairs his gift for evocative, wistful storytelling with finely crafted composition, a team of exceptional musicians, and lyrics that speak to anyone in a co-dependent, love-hate relationship with the city.

Running Time: 75 minutes - no interval

A lockout period applies, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in performance.

Presented by Sydney Festival 2020 at City Recital Hall


  • 19 Jan - 19 Jan, 20
  • Regular price $50.00 $36.00 Playwave Price

  • Suitable for all ages
  • City Recital Hall
    2 Angel Place
    Sydney NSW 2000

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