- Destination NSW

Vivid Music

  • Musify + Gamify will be playing at The Seymour.
  • Heaps Gay, presented by FBI


From local and international acts performing at the iconic Sydney Opera House, to other large venues and small bars, Vivid Music will host a lively and eclectic range of live performances and ground-breaking musical collaborations.

Must Do


Richard Bona will be playing at the Basement

Vivid Live, Modulations@Carriageworks, one-off music events, multi-genre shows plus Sydney’s hippest clubs, labels and performance spaces ramp up the volume for Vivid Music in 2015.

This year’s Vivid Music program has additional layers of complexity and depth with a range of smaller genre-based events at venues right across the city, including The Basement, Goodgod Small Club, Oxford Art Factory, Freda’s and The Factory in Marrickville.

A mainstay and renowned highlight of the program, Vivid LIVE returns to Sydney Opera House for 2015 featuring romantic narratives in an An Evening with Morrissey, an outdoor concert during FCX: 10 Years of Future Classic, and the symphonic folk suites of Sufjan Stevens

In addition Vivid Music welcomes back Modulations@Carriageworks for four days of exclusive music performances, art, installations, contemporary ideas and spectacular music acts.

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  • Daniel Johns

    Affectionately nicknamed ‘Young Modern’ by iconic arranger Van Dyke Parks, the Silverchair and Dissociatives front man will deliver his long-awaited international solo debut at Vivid LIVE. The 35-year-old has stretched well beyond the rock template of his formative years. Don’t miss the international premiere of this new album alongside rare reworks.
  • Modulations @ Carriageworks

    Carriageworks and Modular are joining forces once again to present a four-day program of music, food, talks and installations. Featuring an exciting line-up of internationally renowned and emerging DJs and bands, this year’s Modulations has free jazz luminary Pharoah Sanders (USA), the iconic Bill Drummond of the KLF (UK) and a rave out with Sydney’s own Club Kooky and Pelvis.
  • Hoodoo Gurus

    The ARIA Hall Of Fame legends will be staging a one-off concert ‘happening’, accompanied by an array of modern and antique psychedelic lighting effects. Be My Guru: The Evolution Revolution features all eight past and present members of Hoodoo Gurus recreating their history and hits live onstage, climaxing with an all-in psychedelic, tribal finale at the Powerhouse Museum. Don’t miss it!

Vivid Sydney 2015

Vivid Sydney is set to shine even more brightly in 2015 when the country’s best festival delivers its biggest program yet.

For 18 nights, from 22 May – 8 June, Vivid Sydney will once again transform the city and harbour.

Be dazzled by bright shimmering lights, be amazed by spectacular music performances , and be inspired by new leading ideas.

Vivid Sydney 2012
Vivid Sydney 2011
Sydney Harbour Bridge Interactive Lights Artist Impression