Image: Yarrkalpa - Hunting Ground, 2021 by the Martu Artists and Curiious

Sydney’s Vivid LIVE Reveals Complete 2022 Lineup

Vivid, Sydney’s annual festival of light, music and ideas, was one of the many casualties of the 2021 winter Covid surge. The event will return from Friday, 27th May – Saturday, 18th June, 2022, and the full Vivid LIVE lineup has now been announced.

Paul Kelly and his band will perform an exclusive four-concert series, Time And Tide: Four Decades Of Song, drawing material from Kelly’s four decade archive. Kelly will be joined by Gamilaraay artist Thelma Plum and band members Vika and Linda Bull, Bill McDonald, Peter Luscombe, Ash Naylor, Cameron Bruce and Dan Kelly.

Sampa the Great presents An Afro Future alongside her sister, musician Mwanjѐ, and regular collaborator, neo-soul artist KYE. German experimental, ambient and electronica composer and pianist Nils Frahm will premiere the new show, Music For Sydney to the Opera House, while other overseas acts include Moses Sumney (USA), Boris (Japan), Yussef Dayes (UK), Jay1 (UK) and Masego (US).

Throughout the event, the Opera House sails will be lit up by Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, 2021, a digital artwork created by the Pilbara’s Martu Artists and Sydney-based creative technologists, Curiious. Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, 2021 brings the painting of the Parnngurr community to the Opera House sails, with an accompanying soundtrack by Electric Fields featuring the vocals of the Martu Artists.

Tickets to all events go on sale to the general public on Monday, 21st March. More info at the Vivid LIVE website.

Vivid LIVE 2022

  • Paul Kelly and His Band w/Thelma Plum
  • Sampa the Great w/ Mwanjѐ & Kye; Sounds By C.Frim
  • Nils Frahm
  • Tkay Maidza w/ Maina Doe
  • Moses Sumney
  • Astral People 10 + 1 Birthday w/ Yussef Dayes (UK), Hiatus Kaiyote, Jay1 (UK), Youngn Lipz, Briggs, Mildlife, Barkaa, Arno Faraji, Jitwam Live, Dameeeela, Bumpy, Hoodzy, Munasib
  • Masego
  • Club Kooky By The Harbour
  • Meg Mac
  • Hermitude
  • Teeks
  • Boris w/ Tokie
  • Blessed w/ Maina Doe, Baby Prince And Chirine
  • RVG
  • HTRK
  • Liars w/ The Double (Jim White & Emmett Kelly)
  • Low Life
  • Miiesha
  • Skeleten
  • Gordi
  • In The Mood: A Love Letter To Wong Kar-Wai & Hong Kong starring Rainbow Chan, Eugene Choi & Marcus Whale
  • Kučka
  • Ed Kuepper with Jim White
  • Tiny Ruins
  • Tangents & Godtet
  • Georgia Maq
  • 1300
  • Liz Martin & Eliza Hull
  • A.Girl
  • The Buoys
  • + Studio Parties from Future Classic, Picnic, Astral People, Mad Racket + more
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