Get More Of What You Love In The Biggest-Ever Vivid Music Program
Written by Nikki Sternagel on 17th May, 2017
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Vivid Sydney is back for another HUGE year - become inspired, get in the moment and take in every second on offer as each element of Vivid Sydney from the lights, to the music, to the ideas is always one for the books.
This year they're bringing more of what you love with an epic line-up between 26 May - 17 June. When we say 'more of what you love', we mean they've revealed more than 400 events as part of the biggest-ever Vivid Music program.
We thought it'd be a great idea to take you through our top picks for the Vivid Music program which celebrates the diversity and creativity of the local Sydney music scene!
Without further ado....
WOMEN IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC SHOWCASE
Music NSW & FBi Radio are bringing you a showcase of the best in the biz, the super talented ladies who are kickin' ass and takin' names. Party late into the night with pioneering producers, beat-makers, DJs, hosted by Sydney's one and only FlexMami and featuring UNIQU3, Linda Marigliano, Miss Banks, Andy Garvey, Mookhi & more!
Sat 17th June // Oxford Art Factory // Buy Tickets Here
PAINTING WITH LIGHT FT. COSMOS MIDNIGHT & ROLAND TINGS
Let music and light immerse you across two incredible nights, when light and set designers Underground Arts will 'paint' an entire venue, using light as their brushes while music from Cosmo's Midnight or Roland Tings washes over you. These are going to be two cool AF nights so grab your tickets now and we'll see you there.
Cosmo's Midnight // Sat 10th June // Imperial Hotel // Buy Tickets Here
Roland Tings // Sat 17th June // Imperial Hotel // Buy Tickets Here
YAS KWEEN PARTY
You know the music. Those femme fatales whose golden pipes hit your ears and make you go "YAAAASSSS KWEEN!" Well, Hudson Ballroom's chuckin' a massive party this Queen's Birthday long weekend and bringing in Kweens to spin music by Kweens. Join Sports, Flexmami, Mowgli May, Ebony Boadu & more as they play non-stop jewels from all your faves including Beyonce, Madonna, Rihanna, Stevie Nicks & heaps more. Like we said, massive.
Sun 11th June // Hudson Ballroom // Buy Tickets Here
MASTERCLASS - SHINES A LIGHT
If you appreciate music - and the peeps who make it happen - make sure to check out Masterclass - Shines a Light, as they shine the light on down on these gardeners of funky delights. Join DJs, MCs & special guests for fun, musical explorations, joy and sweaty goodwill on a rooftop, featuring Kate Monroe, Miss Annie, Simon Caldwell, Normski (NZ), Frenzi & heaps more... plus a couple of surprises!
Sunday 11th June // Captain Cook Hotel // Buy Tickets Here
OXFORD ART FACTORY SHOWS
As a Vivid Music partner, Oxford Art Factory is playing host to some of the best Aussie artists - from Methyl Ethel and Hellions to Remi & Sampa The Great and many more, you've got to check out what OAF is throwing down for Vivid Sydney.
Multiple Shows // Wed 24th May - Sat 17th June // Oxford Art Factory // Buy Tickets Here
THE BASEMENT SYDNEY SHOWS
Lastly, if you want to fall into the Vivid Music scene but all of the above aren't your speed, give these Basement shows a little look-see. Also a partner of Vivid Music, The Basement is bringing you a program featuring Jeff Lang with his "Alone In Bad Company" album launch, Donny McCaslin (as heard on David Bowie's last album, 'Blackstar'!) and the Kenny Barron Trio for an exclusive Sydney performance by this jazz legend.
Jeff Lang // Sat 27th May // The Basement // Buy Tickets Here
Donny McCaslin Group // Weds 31st May // The Basement // Buy Tickets Here
Kenny Barron Trio // Thurs 1st June // The Basement // Buy Tickets Here
Catch the full programme for Vivid Music here, and don't forget to check out Vivid Ideas as part of Vivid Sydney, which will see luminaries, instigators, major players and emerging talent (including Game-Changer Shepard Fairey!) all converge in Sydney for over 23 days - and we can't wait.