Show Me the Sydney Festival…

The Sydney Festival is the premier party of the year in the city’s sparkling social diary.

More than 60,000 music lovers helped launch this year’s Festival First Night outdoor concert – The Daptone Super Soul Revue featuring American soulstress Sharon Jones and her 10-piece backing band, the Dap-Kings.

Jones was joined on-stage by compatriots the Menahan Street Band, Budos Band, Sugarman 3 and the 60-something soul singer Charles Bradley, whose talent was discovered late amid a very difficult life.

A fateful encounter with Daptone Records transported Bradley from an uncertain future to the release of his debut album in 2011 and he’s now playing to sold-out audiences around the world.