Sydney Festival 2010 – Musical Acts Announced

Written by Michael Carr on 4th November, 2009

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Al Green muthafuckas. That’s right The Reverend himself is coming over to headline Sydney Festival and that’s not all. They’ve got John Cale, The Dirty Three and The Laughing Clowns, Grizzly Bear, The Books and so much more.

This marks yet another year of Sydney Festival kicking ass and taking names. We love you Sydney Festival, we love you so much.

Al Green (USA)
Beck’s Festival Bar – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy • Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears • Breakestra • Camera Obscura • Dan Sultan • DJ Mark Murphy & Steve Malinder (Cabaret Voltaire) • DJ Russ Dewbury • DJ Sampology • Future Classic DJs • Grizzly Bear • J-Rocc (Beat Junkies) • The Mess Hall • Middle East • Popfrenzy DJs • Radio Clit & Ro Sham Bo DJs • The Reels • Severed Heads • Slow Club • Trever Jackson • Space Invadas & Soulshaker DJs • The Very Best • Vieux Farka Touré • Yen & DJ Yoda’s National Video Vacation • more TBA
Diotima String Quartet (France)
Dirty Three & Laughing Clowns (AUS)
Fink (UK)
Fractured Again – Ensemble Offspring (AUS)
Grizzly Bear (USA)
John Cale (USA)
Laura Marling (UK)
Marcin Wasilewski Trio (Poland)
Medeski Martin & Wood (USA)
MusicAlive: Zeeko – Musica Viva (AUS)
Neko Case (USA)
Patrick Watson (CAN)
Rogue’s Gallery (AUS/UK/USA) – Sarah Blasko • Baby Gramps • Marianne Faithfull • Gavin Friday • David Johansen • Glenn Richards • Tim Robbins • Katy Steele • David Thomas • Norma Waterson • more TBA
Seckou Keita Quintet (Senegal/UK)
Sharon Shannon Band (IRE)
The Books (USA)
The Handsome Family (USA)
The Manganiyar Seduction (India)
Toumani Diabaté (Mali)
Winterreise (USA)

Beck’s Festival Bar line up:
Sunday 10th January
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (USA), Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears (USA)

Wednesday 13th January
Grizzly Bear (USA), The Middle East

Thursday 14th January
Severed Heads, The Reels, Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), DJ Set

Friday 15th January
Vieux Farka Touré (Mali), The Mess Hall, Dan Sultan

Thursday 21st January
Camera Obscura (UK), The Slow Club (UK), Popfrenzy DJs

Friday 22nd January
Trevor Jackson (UK), Yen (live), Future Classic DJs

Wednesday 27th January
DJ Yoda’s National Video Vacation (UK), DJ Sampology

Thursday 28th January
FBI Night: The Very Best (UK), Radio Clit (UK), Ro Sham Bo DJs

Friday 29th January
Breakestra (USA), J-Rocc (Beat Junkies), Space Invadas, Soulshaker DJs

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