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Vivid Live

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When: Friday 24th May - Saturday 15th June
Where:
Sydney Opera House

Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House is a celebration of ambitious popular music within the city’s annual Vivid Sydney festival of light, music and ideas.

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Article by Ticketek.

Vivid Sydney

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When: Friday 24th May - Saturday 15th June
Where:
Various

If there’s one place in the world where inspiration shines bright, it’s Vivid Sydney. Returning for its eleventh year from 24 May - 15 June 2019. Vivid Sydney is Australia’s most loved and awarded festival brings together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to share their creativity with you. See the city transformed. Discover new artforms. Ride soundwaves. Spark new ideas and ignite conversations. Let your imagination take flight.

VIVID LIGHT
Vivid Light illuminates Sydney’s skyline with Lights On! from 6pm each evening. As the Lighting of the Sails unfurls across the architectural wonder of the Sydney Opera House, weave your way along the Light Walk around the harbour front and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and venture to Sydney Harbour, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Luna Park Sydney, The Rocks, Chatswood and Taronga Zoo to brighten up your winter nights. With so much to see across nine precincts, it is worth planning multiple visits with plenty of pit stops to make the most of Vivid Sydney’s vast outdoor gallery of light art.

VIVID MUSIC
Vivid Sydney catalyses the city’s live music culture. At the Sydney Opera House, British alt-rock pioneers The Cure and electronic titans Underworld headline Vivid LIVE. Powerhouse electronic act RÜFÜS DU SOL and genre-bending popstar FKA twigs play shows at Carriageworks, and Curve Ball is back with Hayden James, Mallrat, Touch Sensitive and Set Mo. Tap into both emerging and proven musical talent at Vivid X|Celerate gigs across every imaginable genre in your favourite venues across the city. Vivid Art After Hours returns to Vivid Sydney at the Art Gallery of NSW and City Recital Hall presents Paul Kelly, Kate Miller-Heidke, ZOFO and Concertos on Fire.

VIVID IDEAS
Vivid Ideas brings you 23 days and nights of future-facing talks, hands-on workshops and industryshaping forums. Game Changers Spike Lee and Esther Perel challenge assumptions on race and relationships. The Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth, asks what price we’ll pay for our constant digital distraction. In the series New Horizons, tune in to experts on sextech, co-living, dying for company, digital farewells and the dark web. Citizens of the World workshops unlock essential skills for a better informed and engaged life. Seek out bright sparks.

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Article by Vivid Sydney.

Sydney Film Festival

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When: Wednesday 5th June - Sunday 16th June
Where:
Various

The world’s best new films come to Sydney every June for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties. Join us and be among the first in Australia to see the greatest, strangest and most exciting work that cinema has to offer. Sydney Film Festival takes place at our flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the CBD, Newtown, Cremorne, Western Sydney and more, screening more than 200 films you won’t usually find in the multiplex. 12 films are selected for the Official Competition, which celebrates “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” cinema with a $60,000 cash prize. Sydney Film Festival also presents seven other cash awards over the course of the festival. The Sydney Film Festival is supported by the  NSW Government  through  Screen NSW, the Federal Government through  Screen Australia, and the  City of Sydney. The festival’s Strategic Partner is the NSW Government through  Destination NSW. We also run the Travelling Film Festival year-round, taking the best of international and Australian cinema to 17 regional centres around the country.

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Article by Sydney Film Festival.

Sydney Folk Festival: The Next Generation of Folk

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When: Friday 16th August - Sunday 18th August
Where:
Various

Sydney Folk Festival - The Next Generation of Folk is a celebration of the many musical genres that sit under the big colourful umbrella that is modern-day folk. Produced by the ‘Folk Federation of NSW’ and staged over three days in various indoor venues across a strip of Pitt Street three minutes from Sydney Town Hall, the festival features some familiar names alongside many new voices. Audiences will experience great original songwriters, bluegrass, Afro-funk, world beats, Western swing, Celtic explorations, Cajun rhythms, Anglo balladry, blues, shanties and much more. In true festival style a weekend wristband ticket (season ticket) makes you part of the whole festival, not just audience. As well as savouring your choice of more-or-less continuous concerts across the venues, there are opportunities to hear expert musicians talking about their craft, story tellers spinning yarns and poets expounding on city and bush. For the more adventurous, particularly as night rolls on, irresistible rhythms will ring out in the dance venues ‘til late, featuring the likes of internationally renowned guitarist Moussa Diakite and his Afro dance band Wassado or driving young Aussie punk folk-fusion bands like The Bottlers and The Button Collective. The ‘Sydney Folk Festival’ is for everyone interested in adventurous music, songs that tell stories, and rhythms that set your feet tapping and your musical heart beating.

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Article by Ticketek.

Listen Out Sydney 2019

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When: Saturday 25th October
Where:
Centennial Parklands
Time: Midday-10pm

LISTEN OUT SYDNEY IS BACK IN 2019! More details (including the line-up) coming soon… To keep up to date RSVP. Avoid on-sale-day headaches & save: The earlier you buy them, the cheaper they'll be! Be quick though as there is only a limited amount at this price! Listen Out is Australia’s primary national dance music festival and has sold out in all cities since 2016. Once again Listen Out will tour around the country, stopping in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney. Over 18s event only.

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Article by Fuzzy.

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