The Cure, Maggie Rogers, Teyana Taylor, Stella Donnelly + more announced for Vivid
Also joining the Sydney cultural extravaganza is Underworld, Herbie Hancock and the long-awaited return of Middle East.
Over the years, Sydney's Vivid Festival has come the hell through with some of our music scene's richest and most diverse festivals, bringing over acts that other festival's fail to for what's typically one-off showcases or Sydney-exclusive events. Over the years, they've hosted everyone from Solange to St Vincent, bringing big-name internationals over to Australia, while also providing exciting opportunities to see some of Australia's best in iconic venues such as the Sydney Opera House - like The Avalanches and Flume.
Today welcomes this year's music program and it's no different, sporting big-name comebacks from Australia's most adored bands (The motherfucking Middle East, anyone?) and huge internationals alike on one stacked, New South Wales-centric bill. From May 24th to June 15th, Vivid Sydney's musical program is set to deliver some big names. There's The Cure, premiering a 30-year tribute set to their break-out album Disintegration in an Australian exclusive set to blow minds at the Sydney Opera House. There's also cult-favourite multi-instrumentalists Dirty Three, US synth-pop star and Pilerats favourite Maggie Rogers, Underworld, the iconic Herbie Hancock, Sigur Rós' Jónsi and American musician Alex Somer, plus a rather small and unknown set from someone called FKA TwigsA? Just casually. Also on the bill, is Sharon Van Etten, the Briggs-led Bad Apples crew, Kelsey Lu, Stella Donnelly, Laurel Halo and even The Middle East, who return for their first show in a long, long while.
As previously announced, RÜFÜS DU SOL will take over Carriageworks with special guest Willaris K., while the returning Curve Ball Festival will host Mallrat, Hayden James, Touch Sensitive, Set Mo and a whole heap more.
Peep the full line-up below, and get more information include individual dates HERE.
Vivid LIVE 2019 Line-Up:
THE CURE DISINTEGRATION 30TH ANNIVERSARY
RÜFÜS DU SOL (with Willaris K.)
SHARON VAN ETTEN
BRIGGS’ BAD APPLES HOUSE PARTY
DIRTY THREE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF DIRTY THREE (+ documentary screening)
JÓNSI & ALEX SOMERS: RICEBOY SLEEPS
CLUB KOOKY BY THE HARBOUR
MAD RACKET BY THE HARBOUR feat. LARRY HEARD aka MR. FINGERS (live) and ROBERT OWENS
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON’S LAST AND FIRST MEN with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
SPUNK RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY feat. THE MIDDLE EAST plus special guests
KEATON HENSON: SIX LETHARGIES with the Opera Australia Orchestra (+ Q&A with Keaton Henson)
THE SPIRIT OF CHURAKI
LAUREL HALO + 박혜진 PARK HYE JIN
A GUY CALLED GERALD
THE HIDDEN PULSE 脈動深藏, IN COLLABORATION WITH M+
CHENG RAN with SHAO YANPENG AKA DEAD J
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