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2012 Event Media Release - Vivid LIVE Studio Parties

Media Release
Wednesday May 2, 2012

Vivid LIVE Parties in The Studio, Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House today announced the full line-ups for the Vivid LIVE Parties, to be held in The Studio and presented by local music industry promoters and labels during the 10-day Vivid LIVE festival. Over five nights, the likes of Future Classic, Modular, Penny Drop/FBi Radio, Niche Productions and Goodgod Small club will each present their own hand-crafted party night, transforming The Studio and foyers into a series of themed club nights. Whether celebrating their return to the House or cultivating a new voice, each evening will offer a singular take on what has come to define Australian listening.

Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House (May 25 – June 3) is part of Vivid Sydney (May 25 – June 11), the city’s annual festival of light, music and ideas.  Now in its fourth year, Vivid Sydney has become Australia’s major festival in winter and is one of five signature events on the NSW Events Calendar developed by Destination NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.

On June 1, Sydney-based record label and club host, Future Classic will convert The Studio into a euphoric club that traverses dance music’s past, present and future with Isolée, Jacques Renault, Flume, Future Classic DJs, Andy Webb, Shunji & Steele Bonus, Pelvis (Germany, USA, Aus).

On June 2, the underground epicentre of Sydney nightlife, Goodgod Small Club will bring its tropic-themed walls and provocative flavours to Vivid LIVE with cult heroes from 80's hip hop, New Orleans bounce to Jamaican dancehall and Australian garage including Egyptian Lover, Nicky Da B, Prince Zimboo, No Zu, Geoffrey O’Connor, Donny Benét, Straight Arrows, Levins, Yo Grito DJs, Goodgod Sound Unlimited (USA, Jamaica, Aus).

Saturday 26 May sees the return of Stephen Pavlovic’s legendary label, Modular to Sydney Opera House as they take over the Studio to showcase three mavericks who tread the boundaries of rock, dance and pop – Tom Vek, Jonathan Boulet and Kindness.

And on Friday 25 May, Niche Productions presents two of the most singular and exciting young voices to emerge in underground Hip Hop, Detroit’s Danny Brown and LA’s MED. In their first Australian appearances, these two rappers will be joined by the equally divergent Ellesquire and Halfway Crooks DJs.

On Thursday 31 May, Penny Drop and FBi Radio will present an evening dedicated to a darker side of indie rock that has recently flourished around the world, with the Australian debuts of Zola Jesus and Light Asylum, two leaders in this most gothic and operatic of genres. The Australian contingent of this fast-growing scene will be represented by Melbourne’s Forces, developing a smear of dance floor styles and post punk murkiness that has resulted in a confrontational live show.

Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House (25 May – 3 June) is part of Vivid Sydney (25 May – 11 June), the city’s annual celebration of light, music and ideas.


Friday 25 May: NIGHTS LIKE THIS Danny Brown & MED (USA) with Ellesquire, Halfway Crooks DJs
$30 / 9.30pm / The Studio

Saturday 26 May: MODULAR NIGHT with Tom Vek, Jonathan Boulet & Kindness
$45 / 9.30pm / The Studio

Thursday 31 May: FBi RADIO PENNY DROP PARTY with Zola Jesus, Light Asylum, Forces
$45 / 9.30pm / The Studio

Saturday 1 June: FUTURE CLASSIC PARTY with Isolée, Jacques Renailt, Flume, Future Classic DJs, Andy Webb, Shunji & Steele Bonus, Pelvis
$30 / 9.30pm / The Studio

Sunday 2 June: GOODGOD DANCETERIA with Egyptian Lover, Nicky Da B, Prince Zimbo, No Zu, Geoffrey O’Connor, Donny Benét, Straight Arrows, Levins, Yo Grito DJs, Goodgod Sound Unlimited
$30 / 9.30pm / The Studio

Vivid LIVE: 
 @Vivid LIVE  @SydOperaHouse 
For more information on Vivid Sydney:  

Insiders Membership Program: For Vivid LIVE, Sydney Opera House Insiders are exempt from booking  fees, get access to an exclusive pre-sale as well as other exclusive benefits

As a major partner of Sydney Opera House, Origin Energy will support Vivid LIVE 2012 by offsetting carbon emissions from this year’s Festival.


Media Enquiries:

Helene Fox / Publicity Manager, Sydney Opera House   /  612 9250 7805 / 0401 711 764

Natasha Bowron / Publicist, Vivid LIVE / 612 9250 7822 / 0401 206 657


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