Unfortunately, The Cat Empire at The Crescent, Parramatta Park, has been cancelled due to the impacts of COVID-19.
All ticket holders for the performance will be refunded in full automatically. Please note, refunds may take up to 21 business days to appear on your bank statement.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
A message from The Cat Empire:
Due to innumerable covid related issues that we just can’t get around and that are too dull to detail, our Sydney Festival show cannot go ahead on Jan 21. We are gutted we won’t be able to deliver this final Sydney show. Apologies for the disappointment which we are carrying heavily too.
After two decades making joyful noise together around the world, beloved Australian party band The Cat Empire is farewelling its original line-up. That’s right – the crew that catapulted to mainstream success in 2003 with the feelgood hit ‘Hello’ is now saying goodbye.
The Cat Empire voyage will continue in 2022 with “a new incarnation” led by founding members Felix and Ollie, but not before a round of chapter-closing shows across Australia. Luckily for us, that includes one last bop and skank in Parramatta Park with the original crew.
The Cat Empire is a true Australian success story. The band is every bit the sum of its parts: percussionist and vocalist Felix Riebl, keys maestro Ollie McGill, trumpet-wielding showman Harry Angus, drummer Will Hull-Brown, DJ and percussionist Jamshid "Jumps" Khadiwhala and bassist Ryan Monro.
They’ve played almost 1500 live shows around the world, including two sets at Glastonbury in 2019 and an incredible 16 appearances at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest. Let’s give them a send-off to remember.
“The multi-style, brass-forward, dance-encouraging, grabbing-for-life Melbourne band have always been one of the best live experiences” - Sydney Morning Herald