Words by Jack Colquhoun
Having already announced last month that Morrissey was due to perform, today Vivid Sydney unveiled their entire schedule for this year’s event. Spanning over 18 days between May and June, Sydney’s festival of art, light and music is set to be absolutely massive this year.
This morning, huge international acts like Sufjan Stevens, TV On the Radio and Bill Callahan were announced, alongside locals legends The Drones, The Preatures and plenty more. Vivid Sydney is arguably more electronically oriented, and so it’s no surprise that this year’s roster of DJs and electronic artists is absolutely huge.
This year’s Vivid welcomes the debut performance of UK legend Squarepusher, mega mega hype! Big stuff from home too, with Future Classic set to host two outdoor shows to celebrate their tenth anniversary, made up of almost their entire current roster. Wave Racer, Flight Facilities, George Maple, Touch Sensitive and many more are playing, topped off by none other than Flume in his only Australian performances for 2015. There’s a bunch of parties getting hosted by Plastic World, Astral People, Elefant Traks, Oxford Art Factory, GoodGod Smallclub, and tonnes many more as well.
Anybody who has ever been to Vivid (or really anyone who lives in/has visited Sydney during the festival) knows how exciting it is. From the art and theatre to the gorgeous lights, to the musical delicacies listen above, this is undoubtedly Sydney’s best event. Don’t miss it.
Vivid will take over Circular Quay and the Opera House from the 22nd of May till the 8th of June.
Check out the Vivid website for all the details on this year’s festival.