UP to 20,000 young people from across Australia will take part in the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) at Sydney Olympic Park from December 7 to 9.
Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, said it was wonderful to see the "evident excitement and anticipation" of attendees after a year of planning and preparation.
"My hope and prayer is that this will not only be an opportunity for our young people to celebrate their faith, but also an event which will reach all of those who our young pilgrims encounter," he said.
"During World Youth Day in Sydney, we saw that the clear joy of our young people was contagious, spreading throughout this beautiful city. I am looking forward to seeing that happen again."
The three-day event of concerts, workshops, social events, forums and worship boasts a line up of international and home-grown presenters including Canadian performer Matt Maher; 2016 Young Australians of the Year Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett from the Orange Sky Australia charity; Triple J Unearthed artist Emma Fradd; X Factor contestant Father Rob Galea; and Sister Hilda Scott from the ABC reality television series, The Abbey.
On Saturday, the event will culminate in the largest open-air Catholic Mass seen in Australia since Sydney hosted World Youth Day in 2008.
For more information, visit acyf.org.au.