Step into the warmth of the Cake Wines Cellar Door for Vivid Sydney 2017 from 26 May–17 June and discover a raft of record label showcases, diverse...

Cake Wines Cellar Door – Vivid Sydney 2017


Cake Wines Cellar Door
2016 NSW

Cake Wines Cellar Door

Event Details

Step into the warmth of the Cake Wines Cellar Door for Vivid Sydney 2017 from 26 May–17 June and discover a raft of record label showcases, diverse acts from around the country; classical to jazz, deep techno explorations and everything in between, to talks...even a full sensory experience across food/wine/music/lights held over two sessions. This is undoubtedly our most significant contribution to Vivid so far, we are super excited to present to you the following:


Week 1 - (26th May – 28th May)
The Cake Wines Cellar Door program kicks off with Pink Noise, an all-female collective fronted by Marisa Marsionis showcasing the best local and international female talent featuring Bouy, Jaala, and GC O’Connor. Saturday sees morning event Music for brunch, a collaboration with Sydney based music collective Ear to Ear, exploring the sounds that people associate with different environments, a bottomless brunch with matching music, food and wine.

Saturday afternoon Brisbane record label/radio show Beats of No Nation take control with Sampology, Chord Memory Band and Sydney’s Andy Garvey delivering a powerhouse five hours of music. Sunday, the revered Melbourne based label Wondercore Island, home to Hiatus Kaiyote, step in for an afternoon of their signature wonky soul-jazz rhythms, featuring Vulture St Tape Gang. Clever Austin and a secret guest appearance..a real highlight for Vivid this year.

Week 2 – (2nd June – 4th June)
Friday night sees members from Melbourne’s 30/70 break out in solo mode, the Allysha Joy trio, Moontown Records’ Thhomas and A Brother Scratch serve up a dusty melodic recipe of soul, beats, and analogue funk. Sunday, Nerida Ross’ hugely popular Two Up Talks welcomes in two speakers combining two completely unrelated topics in back to back lectures.

Week 3 – (9th June – 11th June)
Friday night experience classical and electronic music side by side as Melbourne's own Play On showcases some of Australia's most acclaimed young classical musicians alongside the country’s best electronic artists, connecting audiences and performers through its unique and unconventional concert format. Prepare to be transported as the Play On Collective play the music of Bach, Shostakovich and Bryce Dessner before none other than DJ Simon Caldwell takes you on a deep-electronic journey.

Saturday sees the hugely popular End Notes jazz assemble a 10-piece live band to completely reinterpret the “history of disco” alongside local collectors Boogie Monster, Lauren Hansom and Anno. Finally, and almost certainly a highlight across the calendar, on Sunday join Adelaide based restaurant Africola, Melbourne music aficionado’s Crown Ruler and a Vivid projectionist as Cake Wines’ launch the Imagination Degustation, a full sensory experience across food, wine, music and lights, a three hour journey where all elements combine create a new, sensory dining experience not seen before in Sydney.

Week 4 – (15th June – 17th June)
The final week of Vivid at the Cake Wines Cellar Door is capped off by local label Friday night showcase from Midnight Swim featuring electronic-soul heavy weight Spacek (live), Peret Mako (live), Cardboard Heroes, Ed Seven, label head Tom Studdy and Mike Who. For closing night the energy goes up a notch as we traverse back to an uptempo, analogue, live electronic tangent in collaboration with Sydney techno heads Not to Admire. featuring Rudolf C (live), Perth’s Phil Stroud and Melbourne’s Analogue Aquatic signing, UDMO, this will be an epic finale to 4 weeks of diverse creative programming from Cake Wines.

Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.