Lost At E Minor, a spiffy site I have only just come across today for the creative soul is flogging off free double ticket passes to featured shows at the Sydney Festival. Got nothing better to do January 10th to the 31st? I suggest you head on over for some fantastic entertainment from 

  • Matthew Herbert Big Band @ The Sydney Opera House
  • Camille @ City Recital Hall Angel Place, or
  • The Cinematic Orchestra @ City Recital Hall Angel Place
  • All Tomorrow’s Parties @ Cockatoo Island

That last one is the main event you're looking at scoring free tickets to:

"As well as performances by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds*, the festival includes seminal international artists such as British transcendentalists Spiritualized and US avant-bluesman James “Blood” Ulmer, alongside celebrated Australian bands The Saints (featuring original members Ed Kuepper, Chris Bailey, Ivor Hay and Archie Larizza), Laughing Clowns and The Necks. Others joining this extraordinary family include F*** Buttons (UK), Michael Gira (US), Bridezilla (AUS), former Go-Between Robert Forster, Silver Apples (US) and Harmonia (GER).

"Also featured on the bill are Australian 1980s rock darlings The Reels, US psych-rockers Dead Meadow and the avant-rock freak out Japanese two-piece Afrirampo, alongside former Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S Howard, Melbourne bands, The Stabs and Beaches, Sydney outfits Hunter Dienna and Passenger of S**t, Bad Seed Conway Savage and Greek legend Psarandonis, as well as ATP DJs and the exotic Sounds of Seduction to round off the festivities." (Sydney Festival 2009 website)

The event will be held on Cockatoo Island with plenty of space for you to chill out, taste some tapas, drink some cool at the wine and cocktail bars, and feast your ears on the kick-arse performances above. Yummy!

*Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is curating the All Tomorrow's Parties. If you haven't heard of this rad band, don't admit this in the comments. Others will be forced to dub you un-Australian.