Sydney Festival 2015 Reveals Full Music Program

Sydney Festival has announced its full program for 2015, and, being the musically inclined folks that we are, we looked immediately to which acts will be rocking across the city from January next year.

This morning triple j announced their Beat The Drum: Celebrating 40 Years of triple j concert. Taking place on Friday, 16th January, the special gig will see acts like Hilltop Hoods, The Presets, and Vance Joy hit Sydney, along with special guests like Courtney Barnett and Owl Eyes.

Across two nights the music of the Nigerian synth pioneer William Onyeabor will be recreated. Beginning on Friday, 16th January and concluding the next evening, artists such as Gotye, Luke Jenner (The Rapture), Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Sinkane and others will come together for Atomic Bomb! The Music Of William Onyeabor.

Melbourne duo Client Liaison will also be bringing the tunes on Friday, 16th January, at the The Famous Spiegeltent. The buzzed-about act were tapped by Flight Facilities to support their Australian tour and Music Feeds recently caught up bandmates Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan at BIGSOUND 2014.

Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon will team with guitarist Bill Nace for their experimental project Body/Head. The duo will play The Aurora on Thursday, 22nd January. That same night Big Scary frontman Tom Iansek will make his live debut under his new project’s moniker #1 Dads. As #1 Dads, Iansek will play The Famous Spiegeltent helped by guest vocalists Ainslie Wills and Tom Snowdon (Lowlakes).

Other notable events on the program include the perviously announced Tex Perkins, recreating Johnny Cash’s historic 1968 Folsom Prison concerts, and Symphony In The Domain, with the ARIA award-winning William Barton and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

You can check out some of the highlights at Sydney Festival 2015 below and look through the full program here.

Listen: William Onyeabor – Fantastic Man

Sydney Festival 2015

#1 Dads

Atomic Bomb! The Music Of William Onyeabor

Beat The Drum: Celebrating 40 Years of triple j


Blank Realm

Client Liaison

How To Dress Well

Lace Curtain


Seu Jorge

Symphony In The Domain

Tiny Ruins

Wye Oak

+ many more on full program

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