Vivid Sydney announces 2017 program

VIVID LIVE 2017 LINE-UP ANNOUNCED 26 May – 17 June 2017

Lighting the Sails by Ash Bolland with music by Amon Tobin
Fleet Foxes (SYDNEY ONLY)
Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker presents Missing Link (SYDNEY ONLY)
Laura Marling
The Avalanches - Since I Left You Block Party with special guests DJ Shadow + Briggs + Sampa The Great + more (SYDNEY ONLY)
Richie Hawtin CLOSE (SYDNEY ONLY) | Beth Orton
Repressed Records 15th Anniversary feat. Total Control, Severed Heads + more (SYDNEY ONLY) Lisa Hannigan | Sampha | Bill Callahan: Smog to Dream River
The Necks | Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote) | Camp Cope
Nixon in China by John Adams (SYDNEY ONLY) | ACO’s Mountain
Goodgod Super Club Presents DJ Harvey, Steffi, Karizma + Kenji Takimi
Soft Future Piano Bar presented by Goodgod


The Sydney Opera House today announced the full line-up of artists joining folk-rock masters Fleet Foxes at the ninth annual Vivid LIVE, as part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

From 26 May – 17 June, Vivid LIVE will feature more than 31 international and Australian performances across the Opera House and its famous sails.

Ben Marshall, Curator of Vivid LIVE, Sydney Opera House said: “For nine years Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House has been a haven and a home for the gold-standard and the cutting-edge in local & international contemporary music – presented by taking over a building that symbolises the liberating power of art. I’m proud to be part of this continuum, announcing my third program for this remarkable festival celebrating artists and their communities – especially those in Sydney – that comprise a critical part of our musical ecosystem and remain uncompromising in their hunger for excellence and ambition. Having witnessed Sydney creative Ash Bolland’s work for a long time, it’s also a great honour to have his mesmerising Audio Creatures on our sails with commissioned music by Vivid LIVE alumni and powerful iconoclastic electronic producer, Amon Tobin.”

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer and Vivid Sydney Executive Producer Sandra Chipchase said, “Vivid Sydney returns in 2017 with an impressive program of light, music and ideas, including a stellar line-up at Vivid LIVE. I encourage everyone to start planning their visit now to be part of this world-renowned festival.”

In a bold evolution of Vivid LIVE’s annual Lighting the Sails, as part of the Vivid Sydney Light Walk, local director and creative Ash Bolland lights the Sydney Opera House sails with a morphing, mesmeric artwork, Audio Creatures, set to music by Brazilian electronic producer Amon Tobin. Inspired by the beauty of insects, animals, plant life and the vast marine underworld, Audio Creatures is a response to the organic forms of the Opera House sails.