Vivid Lights Up Sydney For Another 18 Days

NSW Premier Mike Baird tonight officially launched Vivid Sydney 2014, the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest festival of light, music and ideas.

Mr Baird hit the switch as part of the annual ‘Lights On’ moment to officially launch the sixth year of the festival, lighting up the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Vivid Sydney has become one of the city’s most anticipated events, drawing massive crowds from Sydney, interstate and overseas,” Mr Baird said.

“This event showcases the state’s creative talent and transforms the way the city’s most famous landmarks are viewed using spectacular lighting displays and projections.”

“Last year, the family friendly festival attracted an impressive 800,000 visitors, which in turn delivered a major $20 million boost to the NSW economy.”

“This event provides a welcome boost to shops, restaurants, cafes and bars during the winter period and I’d encourage everyone to leave the car at home and take advantage of more than 3,500 additional public transport services on offer during the festival.”

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism & Major Events Andrew Stoner said Vivid Sydney is made up of more than 200 events that showcase the state’s creative industries, including digital media, design, animation and music.

“With 40 per cent of Australia’s creative industries based in NSW, nurturing our state’s creative sector through major events like Vivid Sydney has a positive impact on our economy and the overall strength of our nation’s creative industries,” Mr Stoner said.

“This year’s festival has been expanded to five new precincts, including Martin Place, Carriageworks, The University of Sydney, The Star and Sydney Harbour.”

“The festival includes 50 free light installations and projections transforming Sydney’s architecture and open spaces through Vivid Light, 80 Vivid Music shows, and 300 speakers at 180 creative industry events as part of Vivid Ideas,” he said.

Anyone attending Vivid Sydney is encouraged to view the full Vivid Sydney 2014 program and plan their trip to and from the event at vividsydney.com.

1 Week Until Sydney Goes Vivid

In just seven days Sydney will sparkle, shimmer and shine as the sails of the Opera House are splashed with colour and the Harbour foreshore and surrounds crisscrossed with 3D-mapped projections for the sixth year of the winter festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney.

Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner said Vivid Sydney, the winner of the Australian Event of the Year, had last year enthralled more than 800,000 visitors, contributing more than $20 million in new money to the NSW economy.

Vivid Sydney gets bigger and brighter every year, and 2014 is no different with a spectacular program of lights, music and ideas that is sure to please the crowds,” Mr Stoner said.

“This year’s Vivid Light Walk boasts over 50 new light installations, and magic water theatre will once again transform Darling Harbour, with giant fountains, four major water screens, lasers, projections and pyrotechnics from the French master fontaneers, Aquatique, whose Vivid show is twice the size of last year’s and is designed as a theatre in the round,” Mr Stoner said.

“Perhaps the most exciting development for Vivid Sydney 2014 is in the area of building projection, with three international and five Australian digital content houses, working with our three main projection technology companies, the Electric Canvas, TDC and NovaTek, on eight major lighting projects. “

“In another Vivid Sydney first, the light and laser installation, Filament Storm, will play out on the façades of five Circular Quay skyscrapers, and feature six high powered 10-watt lasers, plus the latest in giant theatrical lights from the world’s largest lighting company, the Production Resource Group,” he said.

“These lights, known as the Best Boy and the Bad Boy, are less than a metre tall, weigh as much as a person and can light an entire skyscraper with a single instrument.”

Produced by Sketch Evolution, with major partners PRG, Oracle, and Laser Tri-Point Rigging, Filament Storm will tower over the Light Walk and help tie the Harbour to the CBD lighting spectacular in Martin Place which is yet to be fully revealed.

The sails of the Sydney Opera House will come alive with spectacular 3D-mapped projections by English company 59 Productions and French projection gurus, Danny Rose, are turning Customs House into a sequence of amazing interactive musical instruments.

Sydney’s visual content masters Spinifex Group, whose credits include two Olympic Games and a World Expo, are working with Australian artist Jess Johnson to transform the original façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, while up-and-coming multimedia artists, The Digital Shamans in collaboration with another Australian artist, Ross Manning, will turn the new façade into an interactive piece of musical meditation.

Other new projections include; German artist Heinz Caspar, is painting Cadman’s Cottage with the changing seasons and; the multi-award-winning The Electric Canvas are projecting on the façade of The Star for the first time.

Sandra Chipchase, Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer said: “Last year 800,000 festival-goers including 11,000 international tourists who came on Vivid Sydney travel packages came to experience Vivid Sydney and marvel at our city in lights and snapped up over 51,000 tickets for an impressive program of concerts, conferences, creative product launches and exhibitions at Vivid Ideas and Vivid Music (including Vivid Live).”

“This year, visitors can expect an even bigger and better Vivid Sydney experience, with exciting new light installations, an expanded line up of contemporary and cutting edge music, and world renowned creative industries events – it is simply a must attend event so don’t miss out ,” she said.

VIVID LIGHT

Martin Place will hit the lights for the first time this year, featuring new installations with a number of impressive technical innovations, transforming the bustling thoroughfare into a gallery of light like no other. Darling Harbour will again sparkle brightly with water shows spanning two thirds of the bay, doubling 2013’s Harbour spectacular. French company, Aquatique’s, water show draws upon water jets, fountains and laser displays to paint a creative canvas of beauty and movement on the water.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge will be the largest and most spectacular coat-hanger on earth, and the water below will sparkle with Harbour Lights, as vessels and ferries light up to join in the fun. Sandstone will shine like never before at Customs House and the MCA, and over 50 light installations will enthral along the Vivid Light Walk.

VIVID MUSIC

A favourite feature during Vivid Sydney, music fans will again be spoilt for choice with an expanded Vivid Music line-up in even more venues around the city. Including, the Sydney Opera House (with Vivid LIVE), Seymour Centre, The Basement, Spice Cellar, Home Night Club, The Argyle, and the brand new event Modulations at Carriageworks (6-9 June), curated by Stephen Pavlovic.

Across its venues, Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE will feature performances from a wide range of artists including Pixies, Ms Lauryn Hill, Pet Shop Boys, The Liars, Hot Chip, The Luis And The Wildfires, ACO and The Presets, Nicky Siano, Laneous & The Family Yah, The Big Village, Giorgio Moroder, James Vincent McMorrow, Goodgod Small Club, Penny Penny, St. Vincent and Anna Calvi.

VIVID IDEAS

Sydney’s annual celebration of innovation, creativity and community, Vivid Ideas, includes a world renowned program of conferences, workshops, panels, talks, showcases, exhibitions, creative product launches, award presentations and networking functions. Vivid Ideas has quickly become a globally recognised platform for the best and brightest creative minds from Australia and overseas to connect, collaborate and create, and this year’s Vivid Ideas will include 300 speakers at over 180 events showcasing the best creative talent in the market.

Fans of Vivid Sydney looking to attend the 18 day festival are encouraged to leave the car at home and travel via public transport as road closures and special event clearways will be in place.

The full Vivid Sydney 2014 program is available at http://vividsydney.com.

More Than 3,500 Extra Public Transport Services Light The Way For Vivid Sydney

Visiting Vivid Sydney will be easier this year with more than 3,500 extra public transport services available to help people travel to and from festival precincts, including the new Martin Place venue, as well as festival favourites Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Walsh Bay and North Sydney.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner said public transport was the best way for people to get out and about in the Harbour City and enjoy Vivid Sydney.

“Last year 800,000 visitors experienced Vivid Sydney, and this festival is shaping up to be our biggest and brightest event ever,” Mr Stoner said.

“The NSW Government has been working hard to ensure that the best transport and traffic measures are in place for another huge year of Vivid Sydney, and to make sure that visitors can move around the city there will be road closures in effect at various times, as well as special event clearways.”

“We are also providing a one-stop shop for the latest information about trains, buses, ferries, taxis and light rail services at the vividsydney.com website.”

“This will include all the latest information about trains, buses, ferries, taxis and light rail services that connect the Vivid Sydney precincts right across Sydney,” he said.

Vivid Sydney begins with ‘Lights On’ on Friday 23rd May at 6pm and runs nightly, 6pm – midnight until Monday 9thJune.

Over the three weekends of the event, almost 3200 extra bus services will run in addition to the regular timetable services, moving an extra 160,000 passengers.

An extra 350 train services will also be running on top of the regular weekend services to move an extra 500,000 people.

And an additional 132 ferry services will also be running over the weekends however these are expected to be very crowded, so the extra train and bus services are the best way to get to and from Vivid.

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian encouraged people to take advantage of the additional public transport services and suggested that they build travel time into their festival plans in order to make the most of everything Vivid Sydney has to offer.

Vivid Sydney is a significant event for our city, so ensuring that our transport and roads network can contribute to a great event is critical,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Just like planning ahead for New Year’s Eve and Australia Day, the message is clear – leave the car at home and catch public transport.”

“We encourage everyone to take public transport to and from the event, and those with young families and strollers should consider coming to Vivid Sydney earlier in the week, when visitor numbers are expected to be smaller than during weekends.”

For all the latest information about trains, buses, ferries, taxis and light rail services go to: vividsydney.com/transport.

 

North Sydney Shines Bright For Families This Vivid Sydney

The Vivid Sydney Festival is back in North Sydney this year with fantastic family friendly attractions including roving performers, interactive light installations and the opportunity to personally choose and customise the lighting effects on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, topped off by spectacular views across the Harbour.

Owned and managed by Destination NSW, Vivid Sydney, won Australian Event of the Year in 2013 and enthralled over 800,000 visitors (including 11,000 international visitors who came on Vivid Sydney travel packages), contributing more than $20 million in new money to the NSW economy.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Andrew Stoner, encouraged families to make the most of the North Shore’s vantage points.

“Locals and visitors alike will be able to enjoy all the family friendly activities on offer in North Sydney as well as the opportunity to see Vivid from another angle at Milsons Point Foreshore which boasts the best views back across the Harbour to the Sydney Opera House,” Mr Stoner said.

Member for North Shore Jillian Skinner said the light installations at North Sydney would attract visitors to the area and provide a boost for local cafes, restaurants and bars.

Preview Of Lighting The Sydney Harbour Bridge For Vivid Sydney 2013

Colour the Bridge, an installation allowing people to choose stunning colours and sequences on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was so popular last year that it is coming back to the North Sydney boardwalk near Luna Park,” Mrs Skinner said.

“Other North Sydney Vivid attractions include Sea of People, a group of silhouetted figures by sculptor John Wright on the Milsons Point Foreshore, and Sea of Lanterns, which will illuminate Bradfield Park South with 70 lanterns under the Sydney Harbour Bridge,” she said.

North Sydney Mayor, Jilly Gibson, encouraged everyone to kick off their Vivid Sydney experience in North Sydney which she said has been especially planned with families in mind.

“Around 800 school children from nine North Sydney schools have also been working hard to make their mark on Vivid by personalising the 70 supports for Sea of Lanterns with their own decorative touches and I know they are excited to see their handy work lit up in just under two weeks,” Ms Gibson said.

Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said: “Colour the Bridge, a collaboration between Intel and 32 Hundred Lighting, is a truly spectacular experience and certainly a highlight, but there are many other great things to do and see in North Sydney during Vivid, including local light installations and The Incredibly Short Film Festival at North Sydney Olympic Pool.”

“North Sydney is also the perfect vantage point to see the special and new Harbour Lights cruise vessels and harbour ferries lighting installations,” she said.

Vivid Sydney highlights in North Sydney

Where

What

When

Milsons Point Foreshore

Sea of People: A group of silhouetted figures by sculptor John Wright constructed from Perspex and lights. The installation is built on the concept of the community coming together to celebrate Vivid Sydney.

From sunset to sunrise

Bradfield Park South

Sea of Lanterns: Bradfield Park South will be illuminated with 70 lanterns under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Children and community groups will decorate the poles holding the lanterns with an answer to the question “What lights up your life?”

Nightly 6pm-9pm

North Sydney Olympic Pool

Australian China Art Foundation Multimedia Exhibition: Features internationally recognised photographer John McRae, who exhibits his larger than life images of Australia’s greatest Olympic diver and sportsman of the year, Matt Mitcham.

Throughout Vivid

North Sydney Olympic Pool

The Incredibly Short Film Festival: Showcases the wonder of GIFs as short format films. Now in it’s 2nd year, The Incredibly Short Film Festival will be screened across four nights during Vivid Sydney. Opening night – Saturday 24 May: Featuring live music from supergroup “Ego“.

7pm-9pm on:

Saturday 24 May

Saturday 31 May

Saturday 7 June

Sunday 8 June

Boardwalk near Luna Park

Colour the Bridge: A collaboration between Intel and 32 Hundred Lighting returns giving people the opportunity to choose stunning colours and sequences on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Nightly 6pm-Midnight

The full Vivid Sydney 2014 program is available at http://vividsydney.com

Creative Minds Meet In Sydney For Vivid Ideas – New Programming For 2014

With the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas less than a month away, Destination NSW, the festivals owners and managers, announced today the largest ever Vivid Ideas line-up of creative leaders and emerging talent, across a program of more than 200 events, spanning 14 creative industries.

New programing for Vivid Ideas by Jess Scully, Vivid Ideas Festival Director in 2014 includes an In Conversation series which brings together two creative minds to explore the motivations, challenges and learnings that underpin their creative careers; a new series of Masterclasses: in-depth workshops for small groups to collaborate with Vivid Ideas keynote speakers; Mini Conferences to provide in-depth insights into innovation in the creative industries, and an Awards Season with more than five award ceremonies celebrating the best of the creative industries in Australia.

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Andrew Stoner, welcomed the expanded Vivid Ideas 2014 program which he said was an important part of the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to growing and developing the State’s creative economy.

“About 40 per cent of Australia’s creative industries are based in NSW, employing around 148,000 people, however there is scope to grow this area of our state economy, and bringing together the best and brightest creative minds from Australia and overseas through creative forums such as Vivid Ideas is vital.”

The new program elements to Vivid Ideas 2014 complements a strong line-up of keynotes from international and local luminaries, as well as deep-dive workshops.

Six new Vivid Ideas 2014 keynote speakers have been announced today including grandson of Ray and Charles, Eames Demetrios; renowned scholar, historian and founder of the Big History, David Christian; CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction, Nina Tandon; digital effects genius Hao Li, and guest speakers from Tomorrow’s Toys and Future Shock.

Vivid Ideas Festival Director Jess Scully said: Whether your passion is design, film and animation, science and technology, gaming, music or photography, Vivid Ideas will have something to inform and inspire.”

Sandra Chipchase, Chief Executive Officer of Destination NSW,the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency and custodian of Vivid Sydney said: “Among the hundreds of thousands of festival goers from here and overseas will be some of the world’s best and brightest creative minds, who have come to experience Vivid Ideas and its most exciting program yet.”

Vivid Sydney Creative Director, Ignatius Jones said: “Creativity often blossoms from collaboration, and it is exciting to see so many of the world’s leading creative minds come together in Sydney for Vivid Ideas, where they can connect with other creative thinkers and lay the ground work for future collaboration.”

VIVID IDEAS NEW PROGRAM DETAILS

Note: Please check their website for latest details.

In Conversation

  • Sofles and Selina Miles
  • ARIA Presents How To Get To Number One With Flume, Nathan McLay, Eric Dubowsky & David Champion
  • Battleroy & Damon Sharpe
  • Karen Walker & Mikhail GhermanI

Masterclasses

  • Offering Art to the City with Candy Chang
  • Effective, Editorial Curation with Sara Critchfield
  • Inspiring a Loyal Fan Base with Rebel 8
  • Unlocking the Protein Databank with David Goodsell
  • Engineering for Intelligence with Skylar Tibbits & Jeffery Koh
  • Inventing an Icon with Gadi Amit
  • Hijacking the Conversation with Ryan Holiday
  • Brands that Transcend Categories with Karen Walker
  • Capturing the World in 3D with Hao Li
  • Storytelling to Generate Fresh Perspectives with Eames Demetrios

Mini-Conferences

  • Australia’s Industrial Revolution: Manufacturing In 2030
  • Australian Interiors: Objects, Furniture, Textiles
  • Tertiary 3.0: Exploring Local Innovation In Higher Education
  • Artists In Residence: Collaboration and Creative Innovation Between Artists and Organisations

Awards Season

  • Good Design Awards Gala Night 
  • Smart100 – Beyond Ideas: How To Get Your Innovation Recognised and Commercialised
  • Mumbrella 360
  • Stand Up, Stand Out
  • Local Government Arts & Culture Awards 2014

Keynote

  • Eames Demetrios
  • David Christian
  • Nina Tandon
  • Hao Li

Signature Events

  • Tomorrow’s Toys: Play and Learning Transformed
  • Future Shock: Dramatic Disruptions and New Opportunties

Event Presenters

  • Ubisoft Montreal presents Developing Games: From Indie To Blockbuster – Child Of Light & Watch Dogs
  • The Internet of Things – From Electric Dreams To Reality
  • PLAY presents The Future Media Experience
  • The Future of Lighting Summit 2014

The full Vivid Ideas program is available at: http://vividsydney.com/ideas

30 Days Until Vivid Sydney 2014 Lights Up The Dark Winter Nights

The one-month countdown has begun, with only 30 days to go before the Lighting of the Sails marks the opening of Sydney’s spectacular winter festival, Vivid Sydney. Australian Event of the Year in 2013, this year’s Vivid is set to astound audiences once again, with the largest program of light, music and ideas the Harbour City has ever seen.

“In just under a month, the sails of the Opera House will be splashed with colour, and the harbour foreshore and surrounds crisscrossed with breathtaking 3D-mapped projections for this signature event in the NSW Events Calendar,” said Sandra Chipchase, Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer.

“In 2013 hundreds of thousands of festivalgoers from here and overseas flocked to Sydney for the award winning Vivid Sydney, marvelling at our city in lights and snapping up over 51,000 tickets for an impressive program which included concerts, creative product launches, conferences and exhibitions.”

“This year’s Vivid program will be even more impressive, with exciting new light installations, an expanded line up of contemporary and cutting edge music, and world renowned creative industries events celebrating innovation, creativity and community,” she said.

Owned and managed by Destination NSW, Vivid Sydney enthralled more than 800,000 visitors in 2013, generating more than $20 million in new money to the NSW economy. With even more lighting installations in new locations, an expanded musical line-up and 300 speakers at 200 creative events, this year’s Vivid will be by far, the biggest in the festival’s six year history.

VIVID LIGHT

Martin Place will hit the lights for the first time this year, featuring new installations with a number of impressive technical innovations, transforming the bustling thoroughfare into a gallery of light like no other. Darling Harbour will again sparkle brightly with water shows spanning two thirds of Cockle Bay, doubling the size of the 2013 Harbour spectacular. French company, Aquatique’s, water show draws upon water jets, fountains and laser displays to paint a creative canvas of beauty and movement on the water.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge will be the largest and most spectacular ‘coat-hanger’ on earth, and the water below will sparkle with Harbour Lights, as vessels and ferries light up to join in the fun. Sandstone will shine like never before on the facades of Customs House and the MCA, and more than 50 light installations will enthral along the Vivid Light Walk.

VIVID MUSIC

A favourite feature during Vivid Sydney, music fans will again be spoilt for choice with an expanded Vivid Music line-up in even more venues around the city including the Sydney Opera House (with Vivid Live), Seymour Centre, The Basement, Spice Cellar, Home Night Club, The Argyle, as well as the  brand new event Modulations at Carriageworks (6-9 June), curated by Stephen Pavlovic.

Across it’s venues, Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE will feature performances from a wide range of artists including ACO and The Presets, Anna Calvi, Giorgio Moroder, Halfway Crooks, Hot Chip, James Vincent McMorrow, Laneous & The Family Yah, Ms Lauryn Hill, Ngariie, Penny Penny, Pet Shop Boys, Pixies, The Big Village, The Liars, The Luis and The Wildfires and St. Vincent.

VIVID IDEAS

Sydney’s annual celebration of innovation, creativity and community, Vivid Ideas, includes a world renowned program of conferences, workshops, panels, talks, showcases, exhibitions, creative product launches, award presentations and networking functions. Vivid Ideas has quickly become a globally recognised platform for the best and brightest creative minds from Australia and overseas to connect, collaborate and create, and this year’s Vivid Ideas will include 15 signature events and 12 keynote talks showcasing the best creative talent in the market.

Vivid Sydney’s Creative Director, Ignatius Jones says, “Each year the excitement and enthusiasm generated by Vivid Sydney drives us to reach new heights and explore new creative avenues, and developing Vivid Sydney 2014 has been no different. With new precincts, installations, buildings and ideas, this year’s Vivid will be by far the biggest I have been involved in and I cannot wait to see the Harbour City up in lights.”

Fans of Vivid Sydney looking to attend the 18 day festival are encouraged to travel via public transport to avoid congestion on the road.

The full Vivid Sydney 2014 program is available at http://vividsydney.com

 

Vivid Music 2014

With music a favourite feature during Vivid Sydney, Destination NSW announced today a contemporary line-up of performances and talent for the expanded Vivid Music 2014 program. New venues and more acts will take Vivid Music into Carriageworks, Seymour Centre, The Basement, Spice Cellar, Home Nightclub at Darling Harbour, The Argyle and of course The Sydney Opera House with Vivid Live.

Vivid Sydney, last year visited by over 800,000 people, is an 18 day festival of light, music and ideas. In 2013 it was named Australia’s Event of the Year.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, and acting Trade and Investment Minister, George Souris, congratulated organisers on the new Vivid Music line-up and encouraged fans to make the most of the entire Vivid Sydney experience, on from 23 May to 9 June.

“Boasting world leading artists and creative collectives, Vivid Music continues to wow audiences, expanding this year into new venues and favourite Sydney haunts,” Mr Souris said.

“With Sydney set to be transformed by stunning 3D light projections and installations, Vivid Music gives visitors another unique and creative Vivid Sydney experience,” he said.

Vivid Music Program

Brand new event Modulations at Carriageworks (6-9 June), curated by Stephen Pavlovic, welcomes headliners Pet Shop Boys plus the additions of experimental musicians Liars, iconic Sydney restaurateurs Porteño, and artists from LA indie label Wild Records.

Three performances by multi-award winning electronic pop legends Pet Shop Boys offer a rare opportunity to experience a spectacular multi-media production in an intimate and immersive environment, and their only Australian performances of their 2013/14 Electric World Tour.

Cutting edge Brooklyn artists, Liars, have been pursuing the art of music and performance for over 15 years, and have just released their seventh studio album, Mess. The Quietus describe Liars shows as “beautiful, bizarre and brilliant”, and they’ll be performing at Modulations on Friday 6 June.

Porteño is collaborating with their favorite LA based record label Wild Records to present an unforgettable experience at Wild Porteño, a pop up restaurant / bar open each night of the long weekend. On Monday 9 June, they present the ultimate Porteño live experience with performances from Wild artists The Delta Bombers , Gizzelle and Luis & The Wildfires.

One of Vivid Music’s exciting new venues, The Basement at Circular Quay, boasts a full performance schedule, featuring shows from incredible local talent such as Fishing, one of Australia’s most exhilarating electronic acts, who will exclusively launch their debut album during Vivid Music. Laneous & The Family Yah, The Big Village and the rap-obsessed Halfway Crooks will all make their Vivid Sydney debuts, alongside Australia’s future-soul beacon Ngaiire, whose first Vivid Sydney show will introduce keen new audiences to a wild, deeply moving and renowned live performance featuring some special guests.

In a first for Vivid Music, Spice Spektrum, hosted at The Spice Cellar, will treat audiences to a fusion of food, music and mood. A visual twist on The Spice Cellar will light up each night of the week with different colours, with each colour interpreted through music, food and visuals to stimulate the senses, giving visitors a unique emotional, culinary and entertainment experience.

Other newly announced talent for Vivid Music includes Holeandcorner, featuring at Home Nightclub during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, in an event which will see the club host its most varied electronic music line-up ever, including DJs’ Hot Chip and Matthew Dear, Guy J, Henry Sais and Cosmin TRG.

Further additions to the Vivid Music 2014 program will be announced shortly including Spectrum at The Argyle.

The centrepiece of Vivid Music, Vivid LIVE At The Sydney Opera House,features a stellar 2014 line-up, curated by Fergus Linehan, including indie-rock band Pixies, Ms. Lauryn Hill, disco legend Giorgio Moroder in his Australian debut, James Vincent McMorrow, and Sydney’s Goodgod Small Club presenting South African Penny Penny as well as Sydney Opera House debutants St. Vincent and Anna Calvi. Unique performance Timeline will see a special collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra, led by Richard Tognetti and electro-pop duo The Presets – in which they present the history of music in two hours.

The Vivid Sydney 2014 program is available at http://vividsydney.com.