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Expand Your Horizons

In collaboration with Etihad Airways

Win Business Class flights for two to London

This competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winner: Mr Allan Hewitt.

Ever wondered what it's like to visit the heart of the London underground music scene? Wished that you could immerse yourself in worlds of creativity and cutting edge culture?

Together, Sydney Opera House and Etihad Airways are offering you the chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to London, inspired by the early travels of our Head of Contemporary Music and Curator of Vivid Live, Ben Marshall.

Sometimes a trip is a life journey. Sometimes a show can change your life.

Enter the competition for your chance to Expand Your Horizons.

To enter the draw for your chance to win this amazing prize worth $18,000, fill in the form below between 9 Oct - 15 Dec 2017.

Terms and conditions apply.

Etihad Airways are a proud Major Partner of the Sydney Opera House. Etihad is proud to fly artists from all over the world to perform here in Australia.

“I remember stepping into an eye-opening period of art, fashion and music.”

Ben Marshall, Head of Contemporary Music


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About Ben Marshall

Head of Contemporary Music at the Sydney Opera House and Vivid LIVE Festival Director, Ben has been working in Australia's music scene for nearly 20 years, bringing some of the most influential contemporary music artists to Sydney's shores.

Former solicitor-by-day, electronic music promoter-by-night, Marshall set up Intertia's touring division, bringing The NationalSiaGrizzly Bear and The xx to Australia for the first time. Under his curatorship, New OrderLordeBon Iver, and Florence + the Machine have all performed under the Sails, a testament to Ben's ambitious and forward-facing vision in nurturing contemporary music in Australia.

“London was my ‘invisible apprenticeship’ where I didn't know I was in training for the job I'd end up doing. ”

Ben Marshall


Ben's London Recommendations

Where to stay?
Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch – a well-priced, stylish hotel slap bang in the middle of vibrant, welcoming public spaces.

Where to party?
XOYO club in Shoreditch – uncompromising place for genuine music lovers .

Where to shop?
Oliver Spencer - an English clothing label,  and Rough Trade East - a phenomenally good record store with tastefully selected stock, and super knowledgeable staff. It's an inspiring place to hang out.

Where to eat?
Beigel Bake -  a 24 hour bakery on Brick Lane with unbelievable bagels, especially wonderful after a night out!

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