Sydney Festival’s Aquasonic. Photo by Jens Peter Engedal.
Summer festival season is months away, but already the likes of Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival and Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) have begun to tantalise audiences with select announcements about their 2017 programs.
There are many reasons for doing so. Glossy publications such as Australian Traveller, Good Weekend and airline in-flight magazines routinely plan their coverage many months in advance, and arts organisations don’t want to miss out on a valuable listing or two-page spread in such publications.