FKA Twigs, Maggie Rogers, The Middle East & More On Huge Vivid 2019 Lineup

The lineup for the 11th annual Vivid Festival has landed and hoo-boy it’s a doozy. We already know that The Cure is visiting to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, Disintergration, and now we know who else is coming to visit for the huge Sydney festival of light. Strap in, Vivid 2019 is gunna be lit as hell.

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Reaching across both the Sydney Opera HouseCarriageworksCity Recital HallTown Hall, and a bunch of little hole-in-the-wall venues across the city, the festival will play host to acts like FKA TwigsSharon Van EttenThe Middle EastMaggie RogersRÜFÜS DU SOLMallratHayden James, and a whole bunch more.

Ok let’s get right into who’s playing where and on what dates because holy moly there’s a LOT going on. Many of these shows are one-offs so plan yourselves wisely and get ready to have the fastest clicky fingers the moment that tickets go on sale. Check out the venues’ lineups below and synchronise your personal calendars accordingly.


May 24 -25 & 28 – 29
The Cure: 30th Anniversary of ‘Disintergration’

May 24
Laurel Halo & 박혜진 park hye jin

May 24
Mad Racket By the Harbour
feat. Larry Heard aka. Mr Fingers & Robert Owens

May 24 – 25

May 24 – 25
Spunk Records 20th Anniversary
feat. The Middle East plus special guests Machine Translations, Jack Ladder, Holly Throsby, The Ocean Party, Emma Russack

May 25
A Guy Called Gerald

May 25
Club Kooky By The Harbour

May 26
Dirty Three: 25th Anniversary of ‘Dirty Three’

May 27
The Spirit Of Churaki

May 28
Teyana Taylor

May 28 – 29
Stella Donnelly

May 29
Maggie Rogers

May 30
Briggs’ Bad Apples House Party
feat. Briggs & Friends, Electric Fields, David Dallas, The Kid Laroi, Birdz, Jessar, Nooky, Kobie Dee, Philly, Rebecca Hatch, jayteehazard

May 31
Lonnie Holley

May 31
John Talabot

May 31
Keaton Henson: Six Lethargies
feat. Opera Australia Orchestra & a Q&A session with Keaton Henson

May 31 – June 3

June 1
Sharon Van Etten

June 1 – 2
Kelsy Lu

June 2
Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Last And First Men
feat. the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

June 10
Herbie Hancock

June 11
Jónsi & Alex Somers: The Riceboy Sleeps


June 8
Curve Ball 2019
feat. Mallrat, Hayden James, Touch Sensitive, Set Mo, Young Franco, Cassian (Live), KLP, Clypso, Flexmami, Brux, and heaps more.

June 9
FKA Twigs

June 13 – 15


May 29
Kate Miller-Heidke & Iain Grandage

June 1
Paul Kelly & James Ledger: Thirteen Ways To Look At Birds

As well as all of these huge shows, there’s plenty of good shit happening at various small venues across the city including Freda’sThe Soda FactoryThe Marlborough HotelHarpoon Harry’sThe Lansdowne, which you can check out over HERE.