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Sydney Festival 2013 Announce Music Program

Written by Marc Zanotti on October 23, 2012

Sydney Festival has just announced their entire music program for 2013 and it’s a doozy! Spanning January 5-27, Sydney Festval takes place in the midst of summer while the fresh memory of New Years still has the entire city in the mood to celebrate. Australian’s biggest summer festival, Sydney Festival always promises a vast array of music, film, dance, visual art, theatre and more over it’s three week duration.

Yesterday Music Feeds reported on the Parramatta portion of the program which included the acrobatics of Circolombia, Melbourne nine-piece soul band Saskwatch and and the world’s largest Pyrophone. While last month it was announced that St Vincent and former Talking Heads member David Byrne would also perform together as part of the festival.

Along with the already announced acts and performances Sydney Festival has now revealed that a screening of he recently restored 2001: A Space Odyssey will be accompanied with a live soundtrack performed by Sydney Symphony and Sydney Philharmonic Choir conducted by André de Ridder. Other events include a gigs from Archie Roach, Dirty Projectors, Dawn Calling and Navicula.

Parramatta Program Acts:

Saskwatch (Australia)
January 18th
Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, Parramatta

Leah Flanagan (Australia)
January 20th
Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, Parramatta

Lianne La Havas
January January 22nd, 23rd
Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, Parramatta

yMusic January
January 24th, 25th
Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, Parramatta

Norman Blake & Joe Pernice
January 26th
Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, Parramatta

Sydney Festival 2013 Music Program Acts:

Daptone Super Soul Revue
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band, Sugarman 3, Binky Griptite
The Domain, January 5 8pm-11pm

Plus more acts to be announced at The Domain

Archie Roach
The Parade Ground @ Old King’s, January 26th – FREE
State Theatre, January 25th

Kunst Rock
Carriageworks, January 11-12th

2001: A Space Odyssey (Australian Premiere)
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, January 24-25th

David Byrne and St Vincent
State Theatre, January 17-18th

Dawn Calling
Various locations across Sydney, January 6-20th at sunrise

Dirty Projectors
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, January 21st

Navicula
Manning Bar, January 10th

Orchestre National de Jazz: Around Robert Wyatt (Australian Premiere)
City Recital Hall Angel Place, January 15th
The Concourse Chatswood, January 16th

Rokia Traoré
Damou (Dream) – The Famous Spiegeltent, January 13rd
Donke (Dance) – Paradiso at Town Hall, January 18th
Donguili (Sing) – City Recital Hall Angel Place, January 20th

Sandglasses (Australian Exclusive)
City Recital Hall Angel Place, January 12th

Satie Vexations (Australian Exclusive)
The Concourse Chatswood, January 9th

Sing the Truth (Australian Exclusive)
Summer Sounds in the Domain, January 12 – FREE
State Theatre, January 14, 15th

Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop (Australian Exclusive)
City Recital Hall, January 16th

The Waterboys (Australian Exclusive)
State Theatre, January 23rd

Kashmere Stage Band (Australian Premiere)
Paradiso at Town Hall, January 20th

Nicolas Jaar (Australian Premiere)
Paradiso at Town Hall, January 23rd

Osaka Monaurail
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, January 18th
Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Sutherland, January 19th
Paradiso at Town Hall, January 24th

Richard Hawley
Paradiso at Town Hall, January 27th

So Frenchy So Chic
Paradiso at Town Hall, January 21st

Dappled Cities
Paradiso at Town Hall, January 22nd

Future Classic Night: Lindstrøm
Paradiso at Town Hall, January 26th

Picnic Night: Darshan Jesrani & Daniel Wang
Paradiso at Town Hall, January 19th

Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations
Paradiso at Town Hall, January 25th

Norman Blake & Joe Pernice
The Famous Spiegeltent, January 20th, 25th

Lianne La Havas (Australian Premiere)
The Famous Spiegeltent, January 18th, 19th

Los Coronas
The Famous Spiegeltent, January 11th, 12th

Sharon Van Etten (Australian Premiere)
The Famous Spiegeltent, January 6th, 8th, 9th

yMusic (Australian Premiere)
The Famous Spiegeltent, January 22nd, 23rd

Perfume Genius (Australian Premiere)
The Famous Spiegeltent, January 26th, 27th

Hot Dub Time Machine
The Famous Spiegeltent, January 12th, 19th, 26th

Hunx and His Punx
The Famous Spiegeltent, January 17th

Darkside
The Famous Spiegeltent, January 24th

Kraftwerk’s Computer World, performed by Nite Jewel & Peanut Butter Wolf
The Famous Spiegeltent, January 27th

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