Vivid LIVE‘s huge 2015 lineup has been unveiled, with performances from the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Johns, TV On The Radio, The Drones, Flume and The Preatures joining Morrissey on the event’s official program.
This year’s Vivid LIVE will include 10 nights of Australian exclusive performances in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, also featuring shows from Bill Callahan, Squarepusher, Royal Headache, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Dress Up Attack! and more.
FCX will celebrate 10 years of the Future Classic label, with two shows featuring sets from Flight Facilities, Seekae, Hayden James, Touch Sensitive, Wave Racer, George Maple and Charles Murdoch, as well as Flume’s only two Australian appearances for 2015.
There will also be five studio parties hosted by Red Bull Music Academy, Mad Racket, Goodgod Small Club, Astral People and Elefant Traks. View the full lineup, below.
Daniel Johns, who will play two shows at the Opera House for Vivid LIVE 2015, will be playing an Australian exclusive preview of his forthcoming debut solo album, which remains without an official title.
“I’ve spent years working on this new album so what better way to send it out into the world than by playing all those songs live for the first time at the Sydney Opera House. I’m both really looking forward to it and totally scared to death,” Johns says in a press release.
As part of the broader music program for Vivid Sydney, Aussie rockers Hoodoo Gurus will perform an exclusive Sydney show at the Powerhouse Museum, as part of Vivid Music.
Other shows announced around Sydney as part of Vivid Music 2015 include performances from Jane Tyrell, The Bad Plus, Bill Drummond, Funkoars, with Carriageworks’ Modulations series returning for another year. Visit the Vivid Sydney website for the full lineup of Vivid Music shows.
Last month, former frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey, became the first act to be officially announced for Vivid LIVE 2015, with four headline shows now scheduled at the Sydney Opera House.
Last year’s Vivid LIVE celebrations included shows from the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Pixies, Giorgio Moroder and The Presets. View this year’s lineup and show details, below.
Vivid Sydney 2015 will take place from 22nd May to the 8th June.
Watch: Vivid LIVE 2015 Lineup Announcement
Vivid LIVE 2015 Lineup
An Evening with Morrissey (Four Australian exclusive shows)
Sufjan Stevens (Four Australian exclusive shows)
Daniel Johns (Two Australian exclusive shows – debut album preview)
FCX (10 Years of Future Classic feat. Flume, Flight Facilities, Seekae, Touch Sensitive, Wave Racer, George Maple, Hayden James and Charles Murdoch – Two shows)
TV on the Radio (Two shows)
Bill Callahan (One show)
Squarepusher (One Australian exclusive show)
The Drones (Wait Long By The River… 10th anniversary show with exclusive preview of new album)
The Preatures (One show)
Repressed Records presents Royal Headache & more (One show)
Melbourne Ska Orchestra with special guests Project Collective Ska
Dress Up Attack! For Children & Grown Ups
Vivid LIVE 2015 Studio Parties
Red Bull Music Academy present The Studio (Free Opening Night Party feat. Onra)
Mad Racket (Feat. Matthew Herbert (Live) / Zootie / Jimmi James / Ken Cloud / Simon Caldwell)
Goodgod’s House Of Minceteria! (Feat. Intl Master of Ceremonies / Zanzibar Chanel / Victoria Kim / Bhenji Ra / Club Ate)
Astral People (Feat. Robert Owens (Fingers, Inc.) / Amir Alexander / Ben Fester/ Preacha & more)
Elefant Traks (Feat. Joyride (Live) / Jayteehazard (EP launch) / DJ MK-1 (Universal Zulu Nation) / Adit (Horrorshow) / Dggz (The Herd) & more)