Thanks to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, we’re giving one lucky reader and a friend the chance to experience Volume to its fullest over a three-night Sydney staycation. You’ll receive festival passes granting entry to all ticketed events from September 22 to 24, with drinks vouchers included each night. Plus, a selection of merch from the festival.
AGNSW new music festival called Volume, is a 17-day festival taking place in the gallery’s new multi-level North and original South buildings. Across over 50 free and ticketed events, Volume will showcase techno DJs; indie rock, hip-hop, soul and pop musicians; groundbreaking filmmakers; and cutting-edge performers from across the globe.
As part of the festival, Art Gallery of New South Wales new north building's repurposed World War II oil tank will be transformed into a subterranean performance space, hosting local and international acts such as R&B superstar Solange; Zambian-born rapper and vocalist Sampa the Great; and American musician Lonnie Holley.
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On Friday, the winner will check into a luxurious king size room at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, conveniently located within a 10-minute walk of the gallery. There’ll be complimentary bottle of wine from iconic Hunter Valley winery Mount Pleasant waiting, but don’t get too comfortable: night one of Volume will see you jamming to powwow singer Joe Rainey, experimental duo Sumn Conduit, vocalist Sonya Holowell and more.
The next day, play tourist in your own city and stroll around Sydney Harbour and surrounds. Fuel up with lunch at Art Gallery of New South Wales's restaurant MOD Dining, where the winner will have $250 to spend on food and drinks. The casual all-day diner has one of the best views of Sydney Harbour, with food by ex-Automata chef Clayton Wells. Choose from brunch options like fried prawn fritter sandwiches or hearty lunch plates such as XO spanner crab noodles and roasted kingfish wings with sambal and fried roti. At night, head back to Volume to catch a live performance by none other than Sampa the Great.
On your final evening at Volume on Sunday, check out a performance by South Korean-Japanese family band TENGGER; a rare solo percussion performance by Kim Moyes’ of The Presets; and the premiere of a new score by Australian multi-instrumentalist Megan Alice Clune – set against impressive visuals inspired by VHS animation.
The winner of this competition is J.H
This competition is open to NSW residents over 18 years old. Entries close at 15th September. Terms and conditions apply