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The Countdown is on to the highly anticipated Sydney Festival 2012 and to celebrate, Honda is giving away $5,000 worth of tickets through its Facebook page.

One of the stars of the Sydney Festival is the all-new Honda CR-Z, on display at the ‘Honda Festival Garden’ in Hyde Park and also at the CR-Z lounge area in Martin Place.

“Honda has partnered with the Sydney Festival to help celebrate all that is good about Sydney and give Honda fans the chance to win tickets to musical and cultural performances. All you need to do is visit the Honda Australia Facebook page (facebook.com/HondaAustraliaCars) and respond to competition questions each day for the chance to win,” said Kevin Lillie, Honda Australia’s Senior Marketing Manager.

The Honda Festival garden offers a marquee lounge area in Hyde Park, setting the scene for warm summer nights of food and music. The garden will offer children’s entertainment by day and adult entertainment by night, with a palm reader for event goers to discover ‘their other you’ and a vast range of theatrical and musical performances.  Sourcing artists from Iceland to Jamaica, The Honda Garden will enchant and inspire audiences, also putting on the Spiegeltent House Show ‘Little Match Girl’ starring the sizzling Meow Meow.

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The CR-Z will be in Martin Place from January 7th and will feature an outdoor lounge area for city workers and passers-by to enjoy the festival over lunch, with LED screens looping Festival highlights.

“The festival embodies the image that we associate with the CR-Z. Our slogan, ‘the car for the other you’ captures that desire to break away from the routine of daily life, seek adventure, attend festivals and the like,” said Mr. Lillie.  

The Festival lineup includes performances by PJ Harvey, Dan Sultan and Busby Marou featuring guest performer Kasey Chambers, Holly Throsby, Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl, Eleanor Friedberger, Amiina,  Beth Orton and Sam Amidon, to name a few. 

Honda Australia is excited about the partnership, and the chance to introduce a trend-setting young festival audience to the sporty new CR-Z, which embodies a lifestyle captured by the exhilarating festival atmosphere.

Sydney Festival 2012 runs from the 7th to the 29th of January.