This year they're back stronger than ever with its strongest programming to date, stacked with a wide range of musical talent.
Over the past couple of years, Vivid has become one of the biggest events in Eora/Sydney, both for its facilitation of culture and visual art, but also importantly their massive music lineups. This year they're back in fine fashion with their strongest programming to date, stacked with a wide range of musical talent and a whole heap of epic dance lineups.
Astral People will be celebrating their 10th birthday across three days during the madness, with Hiatus Kaiyote, Genesis Owusu, Cosmo’s Midnight, Cashmere Cat and heading that individual lineup. Sampa the Great will be debuting her ‘An Afro Future’ at the event. Other dance music highlights include parties at Sydney's Opera house studio with takeovers by dance stalwart promoters Future Classic, Mad Racket & Picnic all taking over the dungeon with their respective tones.
There’ll also be performances from Georgia Maq, Miiesha, Budjerah, Gordi, Methyl Ethel and more.
Keep an eye on Purple Sneakers over the next coming weeks, as we dive into the respective tastemaker lineups.
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Vivid LIVE 2021: Friday, 6th August – Saturday, 28th August
Amyl & The Sniffers
An Evening with Angie McMahon (solo piano)
Astral People 10th Birthday ft. Hiatus Kaiyote, Cosmo’s Midnight, Genesis Owusu & The Black Dog Band, Young Franco plus more
BLESSED presents Diaspora with appearances by B Wise, Maina Doe and Manu Crooks plus more
Briggs & Friends
Club Kooky by the Harbour
Connan Mockasin: Connan Unplugged. Bost’n Dobs’n Plugged
Gareth Liddiard, Jim White & Chris Abrahams are Springtime
Golden Features and Hermitude
In The Mood – A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai & Hong Kong starring Rainbow Chan, Eugene Choi & Marcus Whale
Into The Space Between The Notes ft. Liz Martin & Eliza Hull
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Lighting of the Sails: Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, 2021 by the Martu Artists and Curiious with soundtrack by Electric Fields
Sampa The Great presents An Afro Future
Skeleten presents Utopian Sound
Studio Party: Future Classic
Studio Party: Mad Racket
Studio Party: Picnic
Tangents & GODTET
Tropical Fuck Storm
Words by PARRY TRITSINIOTIS