Dâm-Funk and Peter Gordon also feature in next year's celebrations.
The 40th anniversary of the 20-day citywide celebration officially begins on January 7th. A free concert with The Flaming Lips at The Domain will go down on the 9th. The programme includes two recent RA Exchange subjects: Dâm-Funk, who spoke to us this month about developing his modern-funk sound, will be playing the Spiegeltent in Hyde Park on January 15th, and Peter Gordon will present Arthur Russell's Instumentals, the 1975 concert he revisited in 2015, at the City Recital Hall on the 16th. Other Spiegeltent highlights include Black Coffee and fellow South African Okmalumkoolkat playing on January 24th and Outernational artists Screechy Dan and Lord Echo showcasing on the 23rd.
You can check out the full 2016 programme at the Sydney Festival website.