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Artist playing at Cockatoo Island's Sunset Sessions.

Cockatoo Island Sunset Sessions

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Cost
  • $35 per ticket
  • Children (12 & under) FREE
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Hours
  • Saturday evenings
  • 13 Jan to 6 Apr
  • No show on 10 Feb
Transport
  • Ferry
  • Water taxi
  • Private boat
Meeting Point

Bileola Lawn (Upper Island), Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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Important notes
Get excited for summer: Everyone’s favourite live music series is returning to Cockatoo Island for another season, commencing January!

Running Saturday evenings from 13 January to 6 April, Sunset Sessions is an opportunity for ticketholders, including families, to have a picnic on the lawns of historic Biloela House, enjoy a jaw-dropping view of Sydney Harbour, and be taken to their happy place by a diverse line-up of performers curated by Music & Booze Co.

Tickets are just $35 person (children 12 & under free). Plus, you’ll be able to purchase food and refreshments from Marina Café & Bar.

Artist line-up

Every Saturday afternoon, talented musicians will take to our stage on Biloela Lawn. They will perform original songs and inspired covers from a range of genres.

For the shows scheduled between 13 January to 16 March, doors open at 5pm and close at 8pm. For the shows on 23 March, 30 March and 6 April, doors open at 4pm and close at 7pm. See below for the artist line-up:

Artist playlist

Get to know the talented artists that will be taking the stage at Sunset Sessions.

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Eat and drink

Choose from a range of food and refreshments available for purchase from the Marina Café & Bar popup stall.

Sunset Sessions isn’t just food for the soul. Alcohol, food (including grazing boxes), and other refreshments will also be available for purchase from Marina Café & Bar.

  • Grazing box $45* - includes premium cheeses, cured meats, pickles, quince paste, fresh & dried fruit, and crisp breads (serves 2-4). Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
  • Grazing box + Bottle of Da Luca Prosecco or St Hallett Shiraz $110** - includes premium cheeses, cured meats, pickles, quince paste, fresh & dried fruit, and crisp breads (serves 2-4) plus a bottle of Da Luca Prosecco or St Hallett Shiraz.

* Save $5: Grazing box is $40 when pre-ordered online with your ticket(s).
** Save $10: Grazing box with bottle of wine is $100 when pre-ordered online with your ticket(s). 

Plan ahead

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The easiest way to get to Cockatoo Island is by public ferry. The F3 and F8 services operate to Cockatoo Island daily, departing from Circular Quay and Barangaroo, as well as from wharves along Parramatta River. Please note travel costs are not included with the performance ticket. You will need to either purchase a ferry ticket or tap on/off with your Opal card or credit card.

For further information, including timetables, visit the Transport NSW website.

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  • We recommend you come prepared with clothing to suit the weather (wet weather gear, jacket as it can get cool on the island after sunset, sun protection, etc.)
  • Limited seating will be provided. You are welcome to bring along a picnic blanket and / or a collapsible (camp style) chair/s.
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  • Food and beverages will be available to purchase (card only) during Sunset Sessions.
  • Alcohol may not be brought onto the island. It can be purchased at the Sunset Sessions venue, which is a licensed premises. All alcohol must be consumed at this venue. Patrons who are deemed to be intoxicated or are disrupting the performances will be asked to leave and will not be issued a refund.
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  • Sunset Sessions is an outdoor event and may be subject to adverse weather. We try to go ahead with Sessions wherever possible, and do not cancel for light/intermittent/potential rain.
  • We strongly recommend customers bring wet weather gear to performances in case of rain (note the use of umbrellas during performances is not permitted as it obstructs the view of other audience members). Performances will be cancelled only if the weather poses a safety threat to patrons and staff. The decision to cancel a performance is made by the Harbour Trust and will be made by 10am on the day of the event.
  • Patrons accept the risk that weather they consider unsatisfactory may occur on a performance night and acknowledge that tickets will not be refunded unless a session is officially cancelled prior to commencement by the Harbour Trust. Should the session be cancelled by the Harbour Trust due to adverse weather, a refund of the ticket price will be issued to the purchase holder.
  • When a session is cancelled prior to commencement, customers will receive a cancellation email. In this instance, patrons will receive a full refund of the ticket price (including any additional addons purchased).
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  • All persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children 12 and under are FREE.
  • Card only sales for food and beverage and at the gate.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the event area.
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  • Tickets are non-refundable, transfers can be made up to seven (7) days prior to the event date but will be dependent on ticket availability on the alternate date. You can directly exchange your ticket online by clicking the Exchange Tickets button to swap your ticket.
  • Customers who have pre-purchased food and want to exchange their tickets for another date, will need to email support@ticketbooth.com.au.
  • For more information, visit https://support.ticketbooth.com.au/contact/

Helpful links

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