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Sydney Festival


Dates 22 January - 23 January 2013

Lianne La Havas’ proficiency on an acoustic guitar is as impressive as her husky croon is affecting. London born and bred, the 23-year-old cites the divergent musical tastes of her Greek father and Jamaican mother as her main influences.

With homespun neo-soul and scuffed folk-pop as her calling cards, La Havas’ Mercury Prize nominated 2012 debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? has drawn comparisons to Lauryn Hill, Fiona Apple and Erykah Badu.

La Havas’ charisma is at its most potent on stage. She recently supported Bon Iver on a tour of North America – see her while you can in the intimacy of The Famous Spiegeltent.

“The music world’s latest wunderkind!” The Telegraph UK

Dates & Times:
7pm, Tuesday 22 January 2013
7pm, Wednesday 23 January 2013

All tickets $35, 3 Show Parra Pack (For more information, please refer to the ‘Discounts’ tab) $28*
*Transaction fees apply
Please Note: This performance is for patrons 18 years and over only.


Spiegeltents are hand-hewn pavilions used as travelling dance halls, bars and entertainment salons since they were created in the early 20th century. There are only a handful of these unique and legendary ‘tents of mirrors’ left in the world today. Built of wood, mirrors, canvas, leaded glass and detailed in velvet and brocade, each has its own personality and style.

The Salon Perdu Spiegeltent in Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Park (Directly behind Riverside) hosts a program of singers, bands, and late night cabaret.


Parramatta Opening Party Access to the City and Prince Alfred Park.

All areas of Parramatta Opening Party and Prince Alfred Park are accessible. From Parramatta train station, we recommend travelling along Church Street to arrive at the managed access point at the corner of Church and Phillip Street. There will be marshals along the route directing you towards the Parramatta River foreshore and to Prince Alfred Park.

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If you require drop off, we would recommend that you use the drop off area next to Prince Alfred Park on Marist Place (travelling south). There is a small area for vehicles to pull into, and for passengers to disembark. Wheelchair access is available from this point to the CBD and Old Kings School site. From here a traffic controller will direct your vehicle to public carparks.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Public Transport

Train – Parramatta is linked in all directions by train. Catch the Western line direct from Wynyard, Town Hall or Central, or if travelling on Northern or Southern lines, change at Strathfield.

Ferry – It is a 50 minute ride by Rivercat Ferry from Circular Quay. The Parramatta ferry terminal is located on Charles Street. Follow the pathway along the river from the terminal.

Bus – All major bus services are available in Parramatta. Take routes L20 or 520 from Circular Quay.

For quick and convenient access to timetables, trip planning and other public transport service information call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit 131500 Transport Info.

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Ticket Prices

All tickets $35
3 Show Parra Pack $28

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00