Sydney Gets New Free Festival With Huge Local Lineup

Congrats, Sydney. You lucked out.

The NSW cap has just been gifted with a free music event as part of Vivid 2016.

Visions Festival will kick off this year with a huuuuuge local lineup featuring Kirin J Callinan, Deep Sea Arcade, Montaigne, ex-Preature Gideon Bensen, These New South Whales and more.

Curated by Deep Sea Arcade in conjunction with Chugg Music and Rare Finds, the event aims to showcase local acts who are “pushing boundaries in psychedelia, garage-rock, electronic and everything-alternative”.

The festival will take place on June 4th in the inner-city suburb of Chippendale between Fredas and The Lord Gladstone. It runs from 12pm and – according to the official Facebook event – will kick-on through the night, lockout laws be damned!

Entry is free, but limited to availability on the day.

And while the event marks Visions’ first official festival, the organisation has hosted over 15,000 punters in its first two years across a variety of 250-500 capacity venues in Sydney.

Some of their bragging rights include putting on secret headline sets (The Preatures, Deep Sea Arcade, The Creases) after-parties (DMAs), DJ sets (SPLASHH, DZ Deathrays, Bluejuice), a launch party at Australia’s largest music conference BIGSOUND and main stage festivities at King Street Crawl in Newtown.

Check out the full lineup for their inaugural festival as part of Vivid Sydney 2016, below.

Watch: Kirin J Callinan Feat. Connan Mockasin – The Teacher

Saturday, 4th June

Between Fredas and The Lord Gladstone, Chippendale

Entry: Free

Visions Festival 2016 Lineup

Kirin J Callinan

Deep Sea Arcade


Gideon Bensen

These New South Whales

Flyying Colours

The Pinheads

All The Colours

Pretty City

Montes Jura

Hedge Fund

The Jim Mitchells

+ More TBA


Deep Sea Arcade DJs

Visions DJs

Zodiac Club DJs

Rare Finds DJs

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