Last month, we received the news that none other than Solange will be heading to Australia in June for this year’s Vivid LIVE festivities. Since then, we’ve been eager as anything to discover who else will be descending upon the Sydney Opera House in a couple of months to take part in the huge event. Now, our prayers have been answered by one massive lineup.
Announced today, the lineup for the tenth anniversary of Vivid LIVE is set to feature exclusive performances from the likes of Solange, Ice Cube, DREAMS (the debut Aussie shows of Daniel Johns & Luke Steele’s new project), Cat Power (who will be performing her 1998 record Moon Pix in full), and Mazzy Star (who finally make their Aussie debut).
“Vivid LIVE this year is a celebration of ten years of excellence and ambition in contemporary music, completely taking over the Sydney Opera House,” explained Ben Marshall, curator of Vivid LIVE. “It’s a remarkable moment, and there’s no other way to experience the Opera House like this.”
Of course, plenty more acts are getting involved this year, with stunning performances scheduled from the likes of Iron & Wine, Neil Finn, Middle Kids, Xylouris White, HTRK, and a screening of Fugazi’s Instrument, featuring a Q&A with guitarist and vocalist Guy Picciotto.
We’re also set to see the return of Curve Ball as well, which this year will feature appearances from Alison Wonderland, Vera Blue, Crooked Colours, E^ST, and Haiku Hands at Redfern’s Carriageworks.
Taking place from May 25th to June 16th, Vivid LIVE is set to turn the city of Sydney into a cultural hub, with some of the world’s finest musicians, artists, and creators coming together to take part in something truly wonderful. For a full list of what’s on this May and June, check out the Vivid LIVE website, and check out the announcement video below.
Vivid LIVE 2018 Lineup
Cat Power (Moon Pix 20th Anniversary)
Dreams (Daniel Johns & Luke Steele)
Iron & Wine
Neil Finn (Out Of Silence with Orchestra)
Total Control & Friends (ft. Native Cats, Greta Now & DJ Yoni)
Fugazi’s Instrument (Screening + Q&A with Guy Picciotto)
An Evening with Repressed Records (ft. Nasho, Mick Turner, Nun, Hurtsville & Knitted Abyss)
Ambient 1: Music For Airports performed by Alaska Orchestra (written by Brian Eno)
Kuren + Electric Fields
Burial 12″s all night long (with DJ Eli)
Astral People (ft. Danny Krivit)
Mad Racket (ft. Lord of the Isles Live)
Lighting of the Sails (Metamathemagical by Jonathan Zawada)
Vivid LIVE 2018
Friday May 25th – Saturday, June 16th
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Tickets on sale 9am, Friday, March 23rd
For more information, check out the Vivid LIVE website