Ditch the FOMO, Swifties! Sydney’s brimming with Eras-themed events beyond the stage.
Australia we’re now a mere month away from the arrival of the Queen of Pop on our shores! And while plenty of us have already planned our concert outfits, there are a few more ways to make the Taylor Swift experience last beyond her infamous three-and-a-half-hour set.
This summer, Sydney will transform into a Taylor-verse, pulsating with anthems and overflowing with fan fever. And whether you scored those coveted concert tickets or are drowning in FOMO tears, there’s a celebration waiting for you.
The wait is nearly over, and the excitement is palpable as the countdown to Taylor Swift’s Sydney concert begins. To truly immerse yourself in the anticipation, head to the Crown Sydney Countdown Clock on Barangaroo’s Wulugul Walk.
This interactive installation offers more than just timekeeping. Take a photo showcasing your love for Taylor, tag @crownsydney on social media, and you might just win one of the coveted final B-reserve tickets! Let your creativity flow, and who knows, you could soon be singing along mere feet from the stage.
Beyond the competition, the Countdown Clock provides a delightful atmosphere for any fan. Soak up the Sydney Harbour views as iconic as her Sydney chant itself. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow fans and share the anticipation for the upcoming concert.
So, whether you’re a longtime admirer or a recent convert, the Crown Sydney Countdown Clock is the perfect start to your Swiftie-filled February.
Ahoy, Swifties! This summer, Sydney Harbour promises a unique voyage aboard Eras The Cruise. Think three sun-kissed hours cruising aboard a charming vessel, serenaded by your favourite Taylor tunes and the lapping waves. Pack your best red lip for best-dressed contests, get ready to swap friendship bracelets with fellow Swifties, and test your Taylor lore knowledge in themed trivia. Whether you’re 18+ or bringing the whole family (there are options for both!), you can raise a glass of a Taylor-inspired drink on arrival and settle in for a delightful afternoon. A DJ will spin the hits, a Taylor impersonator will add sparkle, and the iconic Sydney skyline will provide the perfect backdrop for singing your heart out. So, raise your voice (and maybe a sparkly cocktail), put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to set sail. Prices range from $30 to $150, and the voyage departs from Campbells Cove Wharf on various Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout February. Tickets are selling fast, so whether you’re a seasoned Shake It Off veteran or just entering your Midnights moment, all are welcome aboard this unique tribute to the queen of pop.
While tickets to her Sydney concerts may be sold out, fret not! You can still celebrate her iconic music and eras in style with the “Eras Tour” High Tea at Crown Sydney’s Teahouse.
This enchanting experience transforms the Teahouse into a Swiftie haven, complete with themed birdcages, delicious treats inspired by her albums, and a soundtrack of her beloved hits. It’s the perfect way to gather your friends, reminisce about your favourite Taylor moments, and indulge in a delightful afternoon.
The high tea menu itself is a delectable journey through Taylor’s musical evolution. Kick off the day with the “You Need To Calm Down” Wagyu slider, the “Fearless” Sichuan miso-baked toothfish, and the “Red” fermented chocolate custard – each bite a playful nod to her iconic lyrics and albums.
But the highlight? The chance to win tickets to her actual concert! By attending the high tea with a group of four, you’ll be automatically entered into a draw for this incredible prize. So, dust off your red lipstick, gather your squad, and get ready for an afternoon of music, delicious bites, and the chance to see Taylor live.
This limited-time experience is reservation only available Thursdays to Sundays, 2 -5 pm, and costs $125 per person.
Before the Eras tour paints Sydney red, Harry’s by Giuls invites you to a brunch of epic proportions. The team here will take you beyond your average avocado-topped affair; instead, you’ll embark on a 90-minute journey through Taylor’s musical wonderland, where every bite and beat echoes a nostalgic lyric or iconic era.
Start by fuelling your inner songbird with Getaway Carb” (arancini and pizza bread, duh) and a Lavender Haze cocktail. Then, dive into a feast of antipasto, pizza, and pasta – sharing is encouraged, because true Swifties know friendship is like champagne. Throughout the experience, you’ll find yourself weaving through laughter, friendship bracelet exchanges, and impromptu singalongs supported by a Taylor-only soundtrack. Pose with the life-size cutout of the queen herself, revive your favourite eras, and create memories that will outlast even the most catchy chorus.
At $79 per person with sittings on the 17th of February and the 25th of February, it’s a chance to belt your heart out before and after the real concert!
If you didn’t get tickets to the sold-out tour, don’t despair, because Five Dock’s Appetite Cafe is throwing a month-long Taylor Takeover just for you! Forget FOMO and fill February with a delicious soundtrack of all things Taylor, from Debut to Midnights.
Think themed brunches fuelled by Enchanted menus, cat adoption days honouring Taylor’s furry companions, and evenings filled with Taylor Trivia and singalongs. Craft your own Swiftie friendship bracelets, unleash your inner artist with a Taylor Paint & Sip, or unwind with bottomless cocktails and Taylor Towers – all while surrounded by fellow fans and blasting your favourite anthems.
This isn’t just Plan B; it’s a chance to celebrate Taylor’s music in a warm, welcoming space, free from concert queues and ticket anxieties. So grab your fork, and maybe a sparkly headband Swifties, and prepare to “Shake It Off” at Appetite Cafe’s Taylor Takeover!