2018: 10 Vivid Sydney Music Events You Can't Miss

Submitted by Vivid Sydney

01 May 2018

With so many stunning light projections and installations at Vivid Sydney 2018, it’s easy to forget that there will also be a long list of music events taking place during the festival

From hip hop heavyweights like Ice Cube to Australian exclusive Dreams, you won't want to miss out on this year's amazing Vivid Music lineup. Read on to discover 10 incredible Vivid Sydney music events set to hit Sydney this May and June.


Ice Cube - Selling Fast!

Ice Cube - Vivid Sydney 2018

Enjoy a night out at the Sydney Opera House to watch the one and only Ice Cube perform live from 25 to 28 May. Expect to hear all the classics from the N.W.A rapper such as Check Yo Self, Straight Outta Compton, and more. His solo career produced the successful album Amerikka’s Most Wanted, showcasing his extraordinary creative talent whilst exclaiming his opinions of socio-political destruction in the ghettos of LA. Ice Cube will also make Vivid Sydney history by becoming the first rapper to play the Concert Hall during Vivid LIVE.

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25-28 May, 8pm - 10pm

Curve Ball

Curve Ball - Vivid Sydney 2018

For one night only, the annual dance music event Curve Ball will be held at Carriageworks. With Fuzzy Events (the team behind Field Day, Harbourlife and Listen Out) working on the big party, it’s sure to return with a big bang. The large scale live show will feature immersive visuals and sound in a spectacular industry setting, showcasing a line-up of quality artists such Alison Wonderland, Vera Blue, Crooked Colours, and many more.

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16 June, 3pm-10pm

St Vincent

St Vincent - Vivid Sydney 2018

Grammy award-winning Annie Clark aka St. Vincent is an icon worth believing in. Her work receives consistent praise for its distinct musical style, blending soft rock, jazz and electropop. The fourth solo album, self-titled St Vincent was released in 2014, and won her a grammy for Best Alternative Album. Experience the rock goddess and her deep interest in the interconnectedness of humanity, self-expression and concealment in a one night only performance at Carriageworks.

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17 Jun, 8pm-11pm

Vivid Jazz - Orange Is The New Black "Big Boo" Lea Delaria Live In Concert

Big Boo Vivid Jazz - Vivid Sydney 2018

For one night only at the City Recital Hall, Orange is the New Black’s ‘Big Boo’ Lea DeLaria comes to Sydney. The much-loved and outspoken actress, comedian, singer and gay icon presents a live show that combines stand-up comedy and sultry vocals. Watch DeLaria bring her energy to the City Recital Hall, delivering excellent entertainment.

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9 June, 8pm-9:30pm

Joep berving

Joep Bervig - Vivid Sydney 2018

Joep Beving is fast becoming the most listened-to pianist around the globe. His first album Solipsism was released in 2015, debuting modern classical atmospheric piano pieces. The Dutch pianist and streaming sensation will now follow in the footsteps of Sydney Opera House alumni Ludovico Einaudi, Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds and Max Richter. Join him on 29 May as he brings soothing, melodic brilliance back to the ambient backdrop of Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House.

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29 - 30 May. 7pm-8:30pm, 9:30pm-11pm

Mazzy Star

Mazzy Star - Vivid Sydney 2018

For almost 30 years, California band Mazzy Star has been making waves in the underground psychedelic music scene. The exclusive Vivid Sydney performance will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the seminal album So Tonight I Might See and feature classic songs like Fade Into You, Blue Light and more. Enjoy Mazzy Star’s distinctive mix of psych-tinged folk blues in their only Australian show as part of Vivid Live at the Sydney Opera House.

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11 - 13 Jun, 9pm-11pm

Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Introduced Species

The Seymour Centre will hold a unique event on 31 May set to be an unforgettable experience for music and art lovers, composition students, and the curious. Co-presented with Sydney Ideas, the University of Sydney’s public program delves into the crisis of the trash vortex in our oceans through sound, art and rubber ducks.

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31 May, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Vivid Art After Hours: AIR LAND SEA

Air Land Sea - Vivid Art After Hours 2018

With free admission to the iconic Art Gallery of NSW, Vivid Music & Vivid Ideas presents: AIR LAND SEA on 6 June. The event will run as part of a curated evening of talk, music and art. Nadav Kahn, Lior and Tony Buchen formed to create AIR LAND SEA, to compose and create a one-time collection of highly emotive, harmony driven original songs as a truly organic collaboration.  Come and see the launch of this one-of-a-kind show at ‘Vivid After Hours’ and get a unique chance to listen to their passionate debut album.

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6 June, music from 7:30-8:30pm

Dreams (Daniel Johns & Luke Steele)

DREAMS - Vivid Sydney 2018

Make sure you get front row seats to the long awaited collaboration between much-loved Australian artists Daniel Johns (aka Dr Dreams) and Luke Steele (aka Miracle).  The musical pair recently played at the iconic Coachella festival before heading home to perform exclusively for Vivid Sydney on the 29 and 30 of May as part of Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House.

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29-30 May, 8:00pm-10:00pm


H.E.R - Vivid Sydney 2018

After gaining a loyal fanbase with two sensational mixtapes of woozy R&B, H.E.R will finally make her Australian show-stopping debut at Vivid LIVE. Don’t miss out on the roof-shaking bass alongside H.E.R’s immaculate soulful sounds and a full band at the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

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29 May, 7:30pm-9pm



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