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Lights for the Wild - Friday 25th May, 2018

Fri 25 May 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Vivid Live 2018

Fri 25 May 2018, 7.30pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

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Vivid Live : Iron & Wine

Fri 25 May 2018, 7.30pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Anticipated return.Drawing comparisons to Simon & Garfunkel, Nick Drake and Elliott Smith, Beast Epic is Sam Beam's sixth album as Iron & Wine, seeing a return to the warm acoustic instrumentation of his lo-fi origins with songs speaking "to the beauty and pain of growing up after you've already grown... more »

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Vivid Live : Ice Cube

Fri 25 May 2018, 8.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Australian exclusive. America's godfather of West Coast rap, the founder and lyrical mastermind behind LA based hip hop empire, N.W.A makes his Opera House debut. more »

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Vivid Live : Fugazi’s ‘Instrument’ with Guy Picciotto

Fri 25 May 2018, 8.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

For his first Australian appearance since playing here in 1991, the influential co-frontman and guitarist for DIY hardcore heroes Fugazi presents a screening of the band's definitive documentary Instrument, followed by an in-conversation in the intimate surrounds of the Utzon Room. more »

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Vivid Live : Club Kooky [Allocation Exhausted]

Fri 25 May 2018, 9.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Two night Studio takeover. Immortalised in the Australian LGBTIQA performance arts community through decades of friendly decadence, freaky dancing, glittered sounds & freedom proponents Club Kooky stage a two night takeover of the Studio opening Vivid LIVE. Secret performer lineups, the main attraction are the incredible intergenerational queerdo creatures on... more »

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Lights for the Wild - Saturday 26th May, 2018

Sat 26 May 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Sunday 27th May, 2018

Sun 27 May 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Vivid Live : Kuren & Electric Fields

Sun 27 May 2018, 7.30pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Fresh from the festival circuit, up and coming Kuren headlines his Sydney Opera House debut with a hot and heavy Studio party playing alongside the outside the box grooves of Electric Fields. This 27th of May celebrate the anniversary of the '67 Referendum in style. more »

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Vivid Live : Middle Kids

Sun 27 May 2018, 7.30pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Intimate debut album performance. Hot on the heels of a hugely successful tour, supporting musical legends like Paul Kelly and Grammy winners The War on Drugs, Sydney's own Middle Kids will release their hotly anticipated debut album Lost Friends on May 4. Following their worldwide breakthrough with first single 'Edge... more »

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Lights for the Wild - Monday 28th May, 2018

Mon 28 May 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Tuesday 29th May, 2018

Tue 29 May 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Vivid Live : Joep Beving

Tue 29 May 2018, 7.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Returning favourite. Fast becoming the most listened-to living pianist in the world, join Joep Beving as he brings his soothing, melodic brilliance back to the ambient backdrop of the Utzon Room's floor-to-ceiling Harbour views after two sold out performances in 2017. more »

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Vivid Live : H.E.R

Tue 29 May 2018, 7.30pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Australian debut. Emerging fully formed with the woozy lure of R&B heartache, trap minimalism and a fever-pitch mystery identity, H.E.R. follows two immaculate mixtapes with her Australian debut at Vivid LIVE. A masterclass of steamy modern soul in the tradition of festival alumni Lauryn Hill and Sampha, H.E.R.'s reflective confessionals... more »

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Vivid Live : DREAMS (Daniel Johns and Luke Steele)

Tue 29 May 2018, 8.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Australian Premiere, Only Australian Shows. In an Australian Premiere exclusive to Vivid LIVE, the long awaited collaboration between two iconic Australian artists Daniel Johns (aka Dr Dreams) and Luke Steele (aka Miracle) has finally arrived. Daniel Johns is best known as the front man of silverchair and Luke Steele is... more »

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Lights for the Wild - Wednesday 30th May, 2018

Wed 30 May 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Vivid Live : Neil Finn

Wed 30 May 2018, 7.30pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Australian premiere. Vivid LIVE is thrilled to host the Australian premiere of Finn's live presentation of the album, to be performed with full band and orchestra, with arrangements by Victoria Kelly in the esteemed and intimate Joan Sutherland Theatre. more »

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Lights for the Wild - Thursday 31st May, 2018

Thu 31 May 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Vivid Live : HTRK

Thu 31 May 2018, 7.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Sydney Opera House debut. Marking 15 years since their formation and the instant classic album Marry Me Tonight, Melbourne's masters of dub rock balladry preview their anticipated fourth album in the smoked-out intimacy of the Utzon Room. Finally making their long-overdue debut at the Opera House, Jonnine Standish and Nigel... more »

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Vivid Live : Cat Power Moon Pix 20th Anniversary

Thu 31 May 2018, 8.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Australian exclusive. Marking 20 years since the release of her breakthrough album Moon Pix, Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) returns to the Sydney Opera House, debuting this seminal precursor to the current cultural explorations of female experience. Potent for new and original fans alike, Moon Pix's anti bubblegum pop version... more »

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Vivid Live : Burial

Thu 31 May 2018, 9.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Celebrating one of the most influential electronic music producers to never play live Lauded for making one of the most important electronic albums of the 21st century with Untrue, the once anonymous London producer Burial has left an indelible imprint on the underground and pop worlds alike. Refusing to play the... more »

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Lights for the Wild - Friday 1st June, 2018

Fri 1 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Vivid Live : Total Control

Fri 1 Jun 2018, 7.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Cult favourite. At Repressed Records' 15th Anniversary show at the Opera House last year, Total Control made their years-in-the-making return to Sydney to only be able to play for 25 minutes. Now coming back with a vengeance with no set limitations and a blank canvas brief for the Joan... more »

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Vivid Live : Xylouris White

Fri 1 Jun 2018, 7.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

One-off intimate performance. George Xylouris and Jim White reunite for their third album, 2018’s Mother produced by Fugazi's Guy Picciotto. Serendipitous musical collaborators for over two decades, their unique brand of raucous folk music will fill the intimate Utzon Room in these one-off, special performances. Musical luminary White honed his rhythms... more »

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Vivid Live : Astral People

Fri 1 Jun 2018, 9.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Keeping Sydney high on the 1s and 2s no matter the lows, Astral People have outdone themselves for their return to the Vivid LIVE Studio Parties. Following Detroit’s own Omar-S, Fingers Inc. phenom Robert Owens and introducing local favourites like Cassius Select and Alba to the Opera House, Astral People... more »

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Lights for the Wild - Saturday 2nd June, 2018

Sat 2 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Vivid Live : An Evening with Repressed Records

Sat 2 Jun 2018, 7.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Local favourites. After three storied shows at Vivid LIVE featuring the triumphant returns of Royal Headache, Total Control and putting the likes of Lucy Cliche and Severed Heads onto the biggest sound system possible, Repressed Records have decided to do the opposite of any Newtown establishment at the height of... more »

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Vivid Live : No Mono

Sat 2 Jun 2018, 7.30pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Australian premiere. Following their heart-stopping collaboration with the #1 Dads single 'Return To' and record-breaking performances, Tom Iansek and Tom Snowdon have reunited to premiere their full-length debut album Islands (Part 1) as No Mono at Vivid LIVE. more »

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Vivid Live : Mad Racket

Sat 2 Jun 2018, 9.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Notching an astonishing 19 years, Sydney’s longest-running dance institution has maintained a safe haven of hazy house and techno euphoria, putting the Marrickville Bowling Club on the map for the best parties period. Now bringing generations of Racketeers off the green and under the Sails once again, see Simon Caldwell,... more »

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Lights for the Wild - Sunday 3rd June, 2018

Sun 3 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Vivid Live : Ambient 1: Music for Airports Written by Brian Eno. Performed by Alaska Orchestra

Sun 3 Jun 2018, 7.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Written by Brian Eno. Live Ambient masterpiece. Engage and explore Alaska Orchestra's interpretation of this timeless classic as you observe the morphing life of the city on the water, framed by the floor to ceiling windows of the Utzon Room. more »

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Lights for the Wild - Monday 4th June, 2018

Mon 4 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Tuesday 5th June, 2018

Tue 5 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Wednesday 6th June, 2018

Wed 6 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Thursday 7th June, 2018

Thu 7 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Friday 8th June, 2018

Fri 8 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Saturday 9th June, 2018

Sat 9 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Sunday 10th June, 2018

Sun 10 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Monday 11th June, 2018 (Public Holiday)

Mon 11 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Vivid Live : Mazzy Star

Mon 11 Jun 2018, 9.00pm | Sydney Opera House , NSW

Australian exclusive debut. Celebrating 25 years since the release of this classic album, and following a stunning return to live form at Coachella in 2012, Mazzy Star is timing the release of their new four song EP, 'Still', to coincide with their concerts at the Sydney Opera House at Vivid... more »

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Lights for the Wild - Tuesday 12th June, 2018

Tue 12 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Wednesday 13th June, 2018

Wed 13 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Thursday 14th June, 2018

Thu 14 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Friday 15th June, 2018

Fri 15 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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Lights for the Wild - Saturday 16th June, 2018

Sat 16 Jun 2018, 5.30pm | Taronga Zoo, NSW

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