21st March, 2013

Vivid LIVE 2013

Vivid Festival have just announced the Vivid LIVE program for 2013. Vivid Festival will be kicking off on May 24th and will run until June 10th, with the festival program bringing forward new ideas through innovative talks, inspiring panels and workshops, plus stunning light shows and projection mappings with be featured on city centre buildings, including the festival’s home-Sydney Opera House. Vivid LIVE 2013 has been curated and directed for the second year in a row by Fergus Linehan.

Joining previously announced headliners German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, Vivid LIVE will feature Empire of the Sun (will be premiering their new album Ice on the Dune over two nights) American RnB legend Bobby WomackSounds of the South (ft. Justin Vernon)GurrumulScott Walker, Karl Hyde (Underworld)Cloud Control, Scanner (UK), C.W. StonekingSunnyboys and Matthew E. White. These artists will appear alongside reinterpretations of music by legendary act Joy Division and Vangelis’ Bladerunner soundtrack.

Showcases will be presented this year by Future Classic, Goodgod Danceteria! and Club Kooky. Lineup details for these showcases will be announced in April.

“This year’s Vivid LIVE has been a real pleasure to program – from Empire of the Sun to Kraftwerk, from Karl Hyde to Sunnyboys, it will be a time to be inspired and elated in equal measure. We look forward to welcoming people from all over Australia and overseas to the Opera House.” – Vivid LIVE Festival Director, Fergus Linehan.

If you listened to the announcement via the livestream, you may have heard MusicNSW were also mentioned! We have some exciting news to announce very soon regarding Vivid Festival 2013 so watch this space!

Keep reading for more specific program details.

VIVID 2013 PROGRAM

LIGHTING THE SAILS

THE SPINIFEX GROUP
DATE: 24 May – 10 June
TIME: 6pm – Midnight
TICKET PRICE: FREE

KRAFTWERK – (GERMANY)
THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (3D SHOWS)
DATE: 24 May – 27 May
TIME: 7pm & 9.30pm
VENUE: Joan Sutherland Theatre
TICKET PRICE: Tickets have been allocated via an online application process

EMPIRE OF THE SUN – (AUS)
WORLD EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREMIERE SHOW
DATE: 30 & 31 May
TIME: 8pm
VENUE: Concert Hall
TICKET PRICE: From $59

BOBBY WOMACK – (USA)
AUSTRALIAN DEBUT
Presented in association with FBi Radio
DATE: 24 & 25 May
TIME: 9pm
VENUE: Concert Hall
TICKET PRICE: From $59

SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH – (USA)
FEAT. JUSTIN VERNON & MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE, SYDNEY EXCLUSIVE
Presented in association with FBi Radio
DATE: 1 & 2 June
TIME: 9pm & 4pm
VENUE: Concert Hall
TICKET PRICE: From $59

GURRUMUL – (AUS)
THE GURRUMUL PROJECT – WORLD PREMIERE
DATE: 28 & 29 May
TIME: 8pm
VENUE: Concert Hall
TICKET PRICE: From $69

VANGELIS – MUSIC FROM BLADE RUNNER – (UK)
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE, SYDNEY EXCLUSIVE
DATE: 26 May
TIME: 9pm
VENUE: Concert Hall
TICKET PRICE: From $59

BISH BOSCH AMBISYMPHONIC
AUDIO INSTALLATION OF SCOTT WALKER’S ‘BISH BOSCH’ (UK)

WORLD PREMIERE, SYDNEY EXCLUSIVE
DATE: 24 May – 2 June
TIME: Daily from 5pm
VENUE: Playhouse
TICKET PRICE: FREE

KARL HYDE (UNDERWORLD) – (UK)
DATE: 27 May
TIME: 9pm
VENUE: Concert Hall
TICKET PRICE: From $59

SUNNYBOYS IN CONCERT – (AUS)
DATE: 2 June
TIME: 9pm
VENUE: Concert Hall
SHOW NAME: as above
TICKET PRICE: From $59

Show & Film Package – Purchase a ticket to the Sunnyboys and receive a $9 discount to the World Premiere screening of the Sunnyboy! (Discount only applies when concert and film are purchased in one transaction)

LIVE_TRANSMISSION – JOY DIVISION REWORKED (UK)
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE, SYDNEY EXCLUSIVE
DATE: 29 May
TIME: 7pm
VENUE: Joan Sutherland Theatre
TICKET PRICE: From $59

‘THE SUNNYBOY’ (FILM) (AUS) – WORLD PREMIERE
Presented in association with Sydney Film Festival.
DATE: 2 June
TIME: 5.30pm
VENUE: Joan Sutherland Theatre
TICKET PRICE: $25

CLOUD CONTROL – (AUS)
ALBUM PREMIERE
Presented in association with FBi Radio
DATE: 31 May
TIME: 8.30pm
VENUE: Joan Sutherland Theatre
TICKET PRICE: $35

C.W. STONEKING (AUS)
DATE: 1 June
TIME: 7.30pm
VENUE: Joan Sutherland Theatre
TICKET PRICE: $45

MATTHEW E. WHITE – (USA)
AUSTRALIAN DEBUT
DATE: 2 June
TIME: 8.30pm
VENUE: Joan Sutherland Theatre
TICKET PRICE: $35