This year the Sydney Opera House based festival Vivid LIVE has done away with a guest curator, in the past using Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno and others. From 2012 onward the festival will be overseen by the Sydney Opera House’s programming team, led by Head of Contemporary Music, Fergus Linehan as Festival Director.
The full line-up for this year has been announced today and it feels like there is a decidedly contemporary if not futuristic angle to much of the music.
- Karen O and KK Barrett’s Stop the Virgens
- Florence+the Machine
- The Temper Trap
- Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, and Bryce Dessner
- Janelle Monae and the Anchandroid Orchestra
- Amon Tobin’s ISAM
- Efterklang and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
- LCD Soundsystem’s Shut Up & Play The Hits (Australian Film Premiere)
- My Brightest Diamond
- Nights Like This w/ Danny Brown and MED
- Modular Night w/ Tom Vek, Jonathan Boulet, and Kindness
- FBI/Penny Drop Party w/ Zola Jesus, Light Asylum, and Forces
- Imogen Heap
- Good God Danceteria!
- Future Classic Party – line-up TBA
Vivid LIVE takes place at the Sydney Opera House 25th May – 3rd June 2012.