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Seconds to Stage

A new video series which records an artist's final moments just before showtime at the Sydney Opera House.

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“I can’t wait to move into the Opera House and sub-lease it out to my cousins." — Briggs.

During Vivid LIVE, Yorta Yorta hip-hop hero and cultural renaissance man Briggs stormed the Opera House with members of his indigenous collective Bad Apples. We hung out with Briggs and his crew capturing the night that was the Bad Apples House Party.


British techno titans Underworld returned to the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House for an exclusive four-night residency, treating fans to a unique setlist each night. We followed Karl Hyde and Rick Smith backstage to witness their pre-show routine.

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Following two previous sold-out Australian tours, the seductive R&B of the Grammy-nominated LA neo-soul quintet lived up to every expectation.


The Scottish band have come a long way from the heady electronic music they were defined by. In the Concert Hall, they were dark, cathartic, and powerful. The band shared a final moment before making history.


Seventeen years on from their rupturing debut Turn on the Bright Lights, the New York indie heroes finally returned to Sydney with their classic catalogue and critically acclaimed new album, Marauder. We were with the New York group seconds before they hit the sold out Concert Hall and blew away the crowd.



Considered one of Chicago’s most important emerging voices, Tahj Malik Chandler aka Saba made his Australian and Opera House Debut this summer, introducing his impressive beats and captivating lyrics to Australian audiences.


One of the most ground-breaking MCs of the decade, Skepta made his Sydney Opera House debut this September, the first grime artist ever to bring his signature bass-heavy bravado and menacing beats to the Concert Hall stage.

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