Vivid Live announces massive 2017 Lineup

Today Vivid Live announced the full line-up of artists joining Fleet Foxes at the ninth annual festival as part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light music and ideas.

With the festival kicking off on the 26th of May to 17th of June that is set to feature more than 31 international and Australian performances across the Opera House and its magnificent sails.

For the first time in nine years, French electronic duo Air return for their second ever shows in Australia. The two exclusive performance in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall will recreate all the hits from the duo;s two-decade career.

Electronic R&B phenomenon Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker unveils a site-specific 360-degree concert experience, Missing Link marks the creative rebirth of Chet Faker as Nick Murphy, transforming the Concert Hall into an immersive canvas for his most ambitious incarnation yet.

Award winning singer-songwriter Laura Marling returns to the Opera House after a five-year absence to celebrate the release of her sixth album, Semper Femina.

In 2017 Vivid LIVE will feature The Avalanches – Since I Left You Block Party featuring DJ Shadow + Briggs + Sampa The Great on the Sydney Opera House’s Northern Broadwalk, for the first time since Future Classic’s 10th anniversary performance FCX (Vivid LIVE 2015). In an Australian-exclusive event, the electronic pioneers will perform their seminal album Since I Left You (Modular) in its entirety for the first time since 2001 alongside a world-class line-up of international and Australian artists, including acclaimed American producer DJ Shadow and 2017 Australian Music Prize winner Briggs. The legendary album, which featured 3,500 plus vinyl samples and sold more than one million copies worldwide, peaked at #10 on the UK Albums Chart and was hailed as the biggest Australian album of the decade.

Electronic luminary Richie Hawtin, who rose to prominence alongside Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, unveils his new live performance CLOSE exclusively on the outdoor stage of the Northern Broadwalk. Known for blurring the lines of live performance as a DJ and producer, Richie Hawtin CLOSE features a series of intimately placed cameras that explore the physicality and technicality of Hawtin’s unique way of working.

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