After an unfortunate but justified year off, Sydney’s Vivid festival is set to make its return in 2021 and they’re bringing with them an absolutely colossal lineup.
We already knew Sampa The Great would be debuting her ‘An Afro Future’ at the Sydney Opera House’s Vivid LIVE event, but now we know the full extent of acts that will be playing the event.
Artist management and touring company Astral People will be celebrating their 10th birthday across Thursday, 19th and Friday, 20th August, with an all-star lineup. Hiatus Kaiyote, Genesis Owusu, Cosmo’s Midnight, Cashmere Cat and more will all be playing as part of the event.
Golden Features and Hermitude will be linking up for a special performance, while Angie McMahon will be returning to Sydney to offer what’s sure to be a stunning solo piano performance and your fave drummer G Flip will also be performing as part of the LIVE festival.
Additionally, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard will be taking over Carriageworks for a huge five-night residency. Also performing at the venue during Vivid will be Jesswar, Tropical F#ck Storm, BARKAA and ARIA Award-winners Amyl and the Sniffers.
Tickets for Carriageworks events go on sale Thursday 27th May at 10am, while tickets for the Sydney Opera House’s Vivid Live 2021 events go on sale this Friday at 9am AEST. In a year where we’ve been starved of live music, this event has enough to keep us energised for months to come.
Check out all important details, and highlights from the lineup, below.
Vivid Music and Vivid LIVE 2021 Music Lineup Highlights
Amyl & The Sniffers
An Evening with Angie McMahon (solo piano)
Astral People 10th Birthday ft. Hiatus Kaiyote, Cosmo’s Midnight, Genesis Owusu & The Black Dog Band, Young Franco plus more
BLESSED presents Diaspora with appearances by B Wise, Maina Doe and Manu Crooks plus more
Briggs & Friends
Club Kooky by the Harbour
Connan Mockasin: Connan Unplugged. Bost’n Dobs’n Plugged
Gareth Liddiard, Jim White & Chris Abrahams are Springtime
Golden Features and Hermitude
In The Mood – A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai & Hong Kong starring Rainbow Chan, Eugene Choi & Marcus Whale
Into The Space Between The Notes ft. Liz Martin & Eliza Hull
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Lighting of the Sails: Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground, 2021 by the Martu Artists and Curiious with soundtrack by Electric Fields
Sampa The Great presents An Afro Future
Skeleten presents Utopian Sound
Studio Party: Future Classic
Studio Party: Mad Racket
Studio Party: Picnic
Tangents & GODTET
Tropical Fuck Storm
Friday, 6th August – Saturday, 28th August
Various Venues, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website