Cyrus joins line up for new Kidtopia festival in Sydney

X-Factor winner Cyrus Villanueva topped the Aria charts with his debut release - now he's coming to Kidtopia.
X-Factor winner Cyrus Villanueva topped the Aria charts with his debut release - now he's coming to Kidtopia. Photo: Supplied

X-Factor winner Cyrus has been announced for Kidtopia, Sydney's newest and coolest Festival for Kids (and their parents) with early release tickets for the three day festival now on sale.

This brand new festival is unlike anything else out there for families. As well live music, families will enjoy yoga, cooking, science, circus workshops, a silent disco, magical performances, movies under the stars, and festival food from Sydney's hottest eateries.

Planned for the Spring school holidays, Kidtopia will take over Parramatta park from Friday 7th – Sunday 9th October.

Kidtopia Festival promises an incredible experience for families.
Kidtopia Festival promises an incredible experience for families. Photo: Supplied

"Kidtopia is an event for the festival lover in us all," said Cory Watson, Head of Parenting at Fairfax Events. "Kidtopia's ethos is all about making sure families don't miss out on the good things in life. We're planning an absolute adventure of an outing, a giant playground for kids and parents wrapped up in a chilled Festival vibe; and importantly one that won't break the bank. Early bird tickets are just $10-$15 per person (50% off the door price), and entry for kids under 5 free," she said.

Kidtopia is not your usual day out with the kids. Designed to help parents escape the tedium of Disney's Frozen on loop, the festival offers a line-up of incredible Aussie acts both parents and their festival-loving rug rats can go bananas for. 2015 X Factor winner Cyrus is the first major act to be announced, and the ARIA chart-topping singer is bringing his live band for a special set especially for Kidtopia goers. Joining Cyrus will be Sydney's tastiest 'roots musical for kids' The Vegetable Plot, high-impact dance shows from pint-sized global award winners The Hellraisers and international silver medal B-Boy crew ZBoyz, with further acts to be announced soon.

The Festival's twice daily science shows by Fizzics Education will see pintsized punters getting stuck into gigantic bubbles, hair-raising electricity experiments, bubbling liquid nitrogen demos and fantastical fire balls and explosions. Kids can learn the tricks of the trade from Australia's top circus performers including: magic, juggling, spinning, balancing, unicycling, and acrobatics, at Kidtopia's Circus Playground, as well as a veritable feast of roving circus acts curated by Sydney creative Beeswax & Bottlecaps. Tots and teens can center their chakras and reach a state of Zen at Kidtopia's two daily classes by Connect Kids Yoga, while theatrical comedy acrobatic act Children Are Stinky will amaze with both laughs and dangerous feats.

The full Kidtopia program will be announced in September.


When: Friday 07 – Sunday 09, October 2016


Where: Parramatta Park, Parramatta


Essential Kids is a media partner for Kidtopia