Harpoon Harry, Freda's and Cake Wines Cellar Door are among the venues hosting dozens of parties between May 25th and June 16th.
While the Sydney Opera House is the visual and musical focal point of the annual winter festival with its Vivid LIVE offering, venues all around town curate their own events which fall under the Vivid X|Celerate banner. Harpoon Harry, Freda's and Cake Wines Cellar Door in particular will host extensive electronic programmes over the coming weeks.
Harry's begins its first weekend with a session from the Heavenly crew and an all-night set from Melbourne's CC:DISCO. Other highlights include takeovers by Motorik, Sydney Pony Club and Network Connection Records, guest appearances from Mood II Swing, Frank Booker, András and Noise In My Head, an all-nighter from DJ JNETT and a back-to-back closing set from Kali and Simon Caldwell.
Over at Freda's, the festivities commence with local label Ken Oath's second birthday, featuring Midnight Tenderness and Lauren Hansom. Vibe Positive and Dusty Fingers will also celebrate anniversaries, Ben Fester and Wax'o Paradiso will go in for open-to-close sets, Andy Garvey's Pure Space invites Daze, Escape Artist and Point Guard in, Len Leise & Salvador Ricardo play alongside Godtet and James i.V heads up a Flying Blind night.
Cake Wines' diverse offering launches with a Music For Bunch event that sees Suzanne Kraft and Jonny Nash playing a morning-to-afternoon Sunday session. Play On, a Melbourne concept which pairs classical and electronic performances, will have Ben Fester and Magda Bytnerowicz providing the latter on two consecutive nights. Jonti, with the help of local friends, will deliver an ode to the Beach Boys, while Al Dobson Jr closes out the schedule.
Elsewhere in the city, the Kings Cross Hotel will celebrate Vivid's tenth anniversary with a three-floor event. Kato will showcase his Doe Dee label with Simon Caldwell, Hubert Clarke Jr and The Ghan & Alba, Picnic host Andy Garvey, Lucy Cliche, Pjenné & Millú, and Bad Deep will program a floor that features Keep Sydney Open DJs Tyson and Ariane. Kllo play live at the Oxford Art Factory, and Purple Sneakers mark 12 years at The Lansdowne with Dro Carey, Love Deluxe, Rainbow Chan and a dozen more acts.
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For a full rundown of events, head to the Vivid Sydney website.
May 25 Harry's x Vivid Sydney: Heavenly, Harpoon Harry May 25 Vivid Music: Ken Oath Records 2nd Birthday, Freda's May 25 Vivid LIVE 2018: Club Kooky, The Studio at Sydney Oper.. May 26 Harry's x Vivid Sydney: CC:Disco! All Night Long, Harp.. May 26 Vivid LIVE 2018: Club Kooky, The Studio at Sydney Oper.. May 27 Vivid Music: Music for Brunch - Suzanne Kraft & Jonny.. May 27 Vivid LIVE 2018: Kuren Electric Fields, The Studio a.. May 31 Thursday Nite Live x Vivid Sydney: Angophora & Marco V.. May 31 Vivid LIVE 2018: Burial 12"s all night long with DJ El.. May 31 Vivid LIVE 2018: HTRK, Sydney Opera House May 31 Vivid Music & Art: Jono Ma + Jonti, Fierce Mild, Fosch.. Jun 01 Vivid LIVE 2018: Astral People ft. Danny Krivit & more.. Jun 01 Vivid Music: Play On Collective feat Ben Fester, Cake.. Jun 01 Vivid Music: Dusty Fingers 8th Birthday!, Freda's Jun 02 Harry's House Party: Mood II Swing (NYC) Redux, Harpoo.. Jun 02 Vivid LIVE 2018: Mad Racket ft. Lord of the Isles live.. Jun 02 Vivid Music: Play On Collective feat Magda, Cake Wines.. Jun 02 Vivid Music: Pleasure Cycle - Ben Fester, Freda's Jun 02 Vivid LIVE 2018: An Evening with Repressed Records, Sy.. Jun 02 Groove City's Disco Deluxe, Oxford Art Factory Jun 03 Vivid LIVE 2018: Ambient 1: Music for Airports, perfor.. Jun 07 Thursday Nite Live x Vivid Sydney: Network Connections.. Jun 08 Harry's x Vivid Sydney: Midnight Swim with Frank Booke.. Jun 08 Vivid Music: Godtet, Len Leise & Salvador Ricardo, Fre.. Jun 09 Harry's x Vivid Sydney: DJ Jnett All Night Long, Harpo.. Jun 09 Vivid Music: Wax'o Paradiso - all night long, Freda's Jun 09 Vivid Music: Pét Sounds, Cake Wines Cellar Door Jun 14 Thursday Nite Live x Vivid Sydney: Curated by Setwun,.. Jun 15 Harry's x Vivid Sydney: Sydney Pony Club, Harpoon Harry Jun 15 Vivid Music: Pure Space - Aurora, Freda's Jun 16 Harry's x Vivid Sydney: Simon Caldwell b2b Kali, Harpo.. Jun 16 Vivid Music: Vibe Positive 4th Birthday - day/night pa.. Jun 16 Vivid Music: 'Outliers' feat Al Dobson Jnr guests, C.. Jun 16 Vivid Music: Purple Sneakers 12th birthday, The Lansdo.. Jun 16 Kllo w/ live band, Oxford Art Factory