Events

The Splendour in the Grass Line-Up for 2019 Is Here!

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It’s one of the biggest live music celebrations of the year, it’s a rite of passage, and it’s going down this July for the 19th damn time. It’s Splendour In The Grass and the line up is out now. Click through to see who will be heading down our way.

S U M Are Coming to Australia for a Run of Shows

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New York City hybrid pop/jazz/soul/funk 7 piece band S U M (pronounced soom) debut their dynamic and spirited “The Welcome Tour” show April 18th in Sydney and April 19th and 20th in Melbourne. One of the most exciting emerging acts to visit our shores, S U M’s strong message of self acceptance and authentic self expression anchors the bands philosophy, splintering into the magic of their genre bending sound. Click through for more details.

The Vivid Sydney Line-Up for 2019 Has Been Announced!

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Vivid Sydney is back to take over the city with lights and music from May 24 to June 15, and after teasing their music line-up by announcing shows by Rüfüs Du Sol and The Cure, they’re dropped the whole damn thing today. Click through for more details.
All photos by Trong Nguyen

Astral People & National Art School Announce Final ‘SUMMER DANCE’ For 2019

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Closing out its fifth year and with three sold out shows this series, Summer Dance continues its reign as Sydney’s go to day to night summer dance party. Past headliners have included the likes of Moodyman, Gilles Peterson, Omar S, Honey Dijon, DJ EZ & Australia’s own Touch Sensitive. A staple for dance music lovers Sydney wide, the final edition is not one to sleep on, drawing out the last of summer and the warmer months with one final party to remember. Click through for more details.

Rejjie Snow Returns To Headline Australian Tour With Support From Jimothy

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Astral People, Handsome Tours, Complex & FBi Radio are excited to announce the return of Irish rapper Rejjie Snow to Australian shores this April/May 2019.
Rejjie Snow will be joined at all shows by north London rapper and musician Jimothy (fka Jimothy Lacoste) for his debut Australian performance. Click through for more details.

#SYDFEST Review: Julia Holter

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Art-pop composer Julia Holter brought her distinctive sound to Sydney this past weekend, off the back of her ambitious new album “Aviary,” performing in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent for Sydney Festival. Whilst her vocal range and her touring band was impressive, was it enough to impress the tough Sydney crowds? Click through to find out.
All photos captured by Prudence Upton for Sydney Festival.

#SYDFEST Review: Nakhane

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South African singer Nakhane recently performed at the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, creating a powerful, emotive experience for everyone who was in attendance. He is captivating in front of a live crowd performing his unique blend of ethnic pop, African soul and synthetics.
All photos by Prudence Upton for Sydney Festival.

#SYDFEST Review: Neneh Cherry

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From torch anthems to trip hop, house, jazz, rap and riot girl punk, Neneh Cherry’s career has spanned 35 years of hits both critical and commercial. Earlier this week, the rebel icon of feminist pop brought her new Four Tet produced album “Broken Politics” and stacked back catalogue to Sydney’s Carriageworks. All photos captured by Victor Frankowski for Sydney Festival.