José González, Cat Power, Dev Hynes, Yaeji, and Ella Mai lead the 2023 lineup for Vivid LIVE, which will take over various venues inside the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Sydney from Friday, 26th May to Saturday, 17th June.
Vivid LIVE will host the debut Sydney performances of German composer Max Richter, who’ll be bringing his Ambient Orchestra to life with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Ethel Cain, the cult indie artist who has recently shot to fame off the back of her album Preacher’s Daughter.
Ethel Cain: ‘American Teenager’
González will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of his album Veneer with a stripped back solo performance, while Cat Power will be bringing her Bob Dylan show Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert to the Opera House. A Vivid exclusive, Hynes will be appearing with the SSO to perform selected classical works.
Elsewhere on the lineup, Korean-American producer Yaeji will be bringing her debut album With A Hammer down under. Soul and funk bassist Thundercat, LA singer-songwriter Weyes Blood, and UK electronic punk duo Sleaford Mods will also deliver sets.
There are plenty of locals locked in, including Jaguar Jonze, Becca Hatch, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Budjerah. Kimbra, who just released her new album A Reckoning, is set to appear, and there’ll be studio parties from House of Mince, Future Classic, and more. Check out the full Vivid LIVE lineup below, and see the full program on the website.
As part of the wider music program for Vivid Sydney, Inner West venue Carriageworks has released its own lineup, which features acts like Flying Lotus, Kobie Dee, JK-47, Belarusian post-punk outfit Molchat Doma, and Desire Marea. The festival Soft Centre will also take over the full venue on Sunday, 11th June. See the full Carriageworks lineup below, and the program over here.
Vivid LIVE 2023 Lineup
Hiatus Kaiyote & the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Lust For Youth
Birdz & Fred Leone
Dates & Venues
Friday, 26th May to Saturday, 17th June, 2023 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW
Tickets on sale Friday, 17th March at 12pm AEDT via the Sydney Opera House website. A pre-sale is open now.
Carriageworks Vivid Sydney Lineup
Marcus Whale & Eugene Choi
Hand to Earth
Dates & Venues
Thursday, 8th June to Friday, 16th June – Carriageworks, Sydney
Tickets will go on sale at 5pm, Wednesday, 15th March via the Carriageworks website. A pre-sale will happen from 9am on the same day, through the same site.
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