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Sydney Festival

Far From Folsom



16 January - 18 January 2015

Tex Perkins & The Tennessee Four WITH RachAel Tidd

AUSTRALIA  |  World Premiere

Tex Perkins heads behind bars to embody the spirit of Johnny Cash for these very special performances. In a recreation of the legendary American’s 1968 Folsom Prison concerts, Perkins delves into Cash’s dark repertoire at the old Parramatta Gaol.

Built in the 19th century, this recently decommissioned gaol reopens for these outdoor concerts in the exercise yard. Perkins is joined by his band, The Tennessee Four, and Rachael Tidd, who will reprise the vocals of June Carter.

For this memorable experience in jail, rock icon Perkins lends his gravelly baritone and rugged charisma to a performance of songs from At Folsom Prison, widely considered one of the greatest live albums of all time.

Concept by Jeff Stein

Licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dates & Times:
Friday 16 January 8:30pm – SOLD OUT
Saturday 17 January 8:30pm – SOLD OUT
Sunday 18 January 8:30pm – SOLD OUT

Parramatta Gaol
Gates open at 7:30pm
This is a seated show



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Ticket Options

Premium $89
Adult (A Reserve) $79
Conc. (A Reserve) $71
Adult (B Reserve) $69
Conc. (B Reserve) $62
Adult (C Reserve) $49
Conc. (C Reserve) $44
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


Approximately 70 minutes

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