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Sydney Festival Announces 2018 Music Lineup

Written by Zanda Wilson on October 25, 2017

Sydney’s annual celebration of culture, art, music and big ideas will return again in 2018, with Sydney Festival organisers today revealing the full music lineup for next year’s edition.

The music roster is (as usual) hugely diverse this year, with acts from 13 countries set to feature and a whole bunch of free music to get around.

Leading the lineup this year is Gotye, who’ll present his tribute to French electronic music producer Jean-Jacques Perrey.

Other highlights include experimental electronic artist Jlin; New Zealand gothic folk artist Aldous Harding; Aquasonic, the world’s first underwater band from Denmark; Rhys Chatham’s orchestral work for 100 guitars; and members legendary Aussie rock band The Go-Betweens playing their classic album 16 Lovers Lane with special guests Steve Kilbey of The Church and Izzi Manfredi of The Preatures.

This year’s Sydney Festival has been put together around three key themes: the intersection of art and science, a large look at human consumption and its impact on local communities and how the feminist movement has evolved around the world.

Check out the full 2018 Sydney Festival music lineup below, and the full program at the official website here.

Sydney Festival 2018 Music Playlist

Sydney Festival 2018 Music Lineup Highlights

16 Lovers Lane (Featuring mbers of The Go-Betweens, Steve Kilbey, Izzi Manfredi and more)
Aldous Harding
Aquasonic
Bambula – Paul Grabowsky and the Wilfred Brothers
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
David Thor Jonsson
Emel Mathlouthi with Rahim AlHaj and Karin Wasfi
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Fémina
Genesis P-Orridge
Gotye presents a tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey
Jlin
Mad Max with live score by Morricone Youth
Maarja Nuut
Meow Meow’s Pandemonium
Mission Songs Project – 1957 Palm Island Strike
Mount Eerie and Julie Byrne
Night of the Living Dead with live score by Morricone Youth
Operate in The Domain
Pussy Riot Theatre: Riot Days
Rahim AlHaj & Karim Wasfi
Rembrandt Live
Rhys Chatham’s A Crim Grail (100 Guitar Orchestra)
Seidler Salon Series
Shabaka and The Ancestors
Symphony Under The Stars
The Acid
the bomb
Vox Clamantis

Sydney Festival 2018

Saturday, 6th — Sunday, 28th January
Sydney, New South Wales
Tickets: Sydney Festival

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