‘Vivid LIVE’ program a sound line-up

Vivid LIVE, the centrepiece music program of Vivid Sydney, is set to tune music lovers in everywhere, with the full program line-up revealed yesterday. Contemporary, cutting edge and influential acts will grace the stages of the Sydney Opera House from 23 May to 1 June as part of Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

This year’s Vivid LIVE line-up features world renowned performers such as indie-rock band Pixies and Ms. Lauryn Hill, as well as Sydney Opera House debutants St. Vincent and Anna Calvi. There are also exciting performances by disco legend Giorgio Moroder in his Australian debut, James Vincent McMorrow, and Sydney’s Goodgod Small Club who is presenting South African Penny Penny, as well as many more.


“With the combination of creativity and inspirational artists across light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney is a unique and very special festival that provides opportunities not only for local Australian talent, but global talent to be part of this exciting event,” said Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner.

Vivid LIVE 2014 is set to wow audiences once again with music genres including indie-rock, hip-hop, electronic, disco, folk, pop and classical. The performances are all special and unique.”

“Of course The Sails of the Sydney Opera House will again captivate the visitors to Vivid Sydney, as they did to over 800,000 people last year, ensuring the festival gives a boost to retail stores, hotels and restaurants over the winter period,” Mr Stoner said.

Last year over 800,000 visitors contributed more than $20 million in new money to the NSW economy during Vivid Sydney 2013, and 40,000 tickets were sold for Vivid LIVE.

The Lighting Of The Sails of the Sydney Opera House, a much loved 3D projection spectacle, is on from 6pm until midnight every night during Vivid Sydney (23 May – 9 June). The sails are this year being designed by award-winning creative agency 59 Productions, whose recent inspiring work has included the Games of the XXXth Olympiad: London 2012 – Opening Ceremony.

Tickets to Vivid LIVE are on sale to the general public on Monday 31 March at 9am at sydneyoperahouse.com/vividLIVE.

The Vivid LIVE 2014 program includes:

The Lighting Of The Sails: 59 PRODUCTIONS


Red Bull Music Academy presents ‘The Music of Moroder – The Heritage Orchestra’

Red Bull Music Academy presents ‘Giorgio Moroder In Conversation’

‘Timeline’ – Australian Chamber Orchestra featuring The Presets

Ms. Lauryn Hill

St. Vincent

James Vincent McMorrow

Anna Calvi

Nils Frahm

Kate Miller-Heidke

‘Since I Left You – A Celebration Of The Avalanches’ with Jonti & The Astral Kids

Goodgod Tin Pan Alley

Red Bull Music Academy presents ‘The Giorgio Moroder Studio Party’

Astral People

R.I.P Society 5TH Birthday – 10 Band Revue

Siberian Nights

Future Classic

About Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House

From 23 May – 1 June, Sydney Opera House will welcome some of the most ambitious and innovative local and international artists for Vivid LIVE – a ten-day celebration of music on the nation’s most famous stages – as part of Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

Vivid LIVE invites the world’s leading artists, creative collectives, promoters and digital animators to raise the roof of Sydney Opera House’s theatres, rehearsal spaces, recording studios and most famously, its iconic sails, which are transformed into a unique canvas each year for Vivid Sydney.

Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House, 23 May to 1 June. For more information visit www.sydneyoperahouse.com/vividlive

About Vivid Sydney 2014

Vivid Sydney is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, which for 18 days – from 23 May to 9 June 2014 – transforms the Harbour City with its colourful creative canvas. Now in its sixth year, and owned and managed by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Vivid Sydney features large scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas), all celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific. Vivid Sydney, 23 May to 9 June: For more information visit www.vividsydney.com