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Past Festival Lineups

2019

24 May – 15 Jun

The Cure Disintegration 30th Anniversary • Maggie RogersUnderworld Sharon Van Etten • Herbie HancockBriggs' Bad Apples House PartyDirty Three 25th Anniversary of Dirty Three • Teyana TaylorKelsey LuJónsi & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps • Club Kooky by the Harbour • Mad Racket by the Harbour ft. Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers and Robert Owens • Stella DonnellyJóhann Jóhannsson's Last and First Men with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra • Grouper Spunk Records 20th Anniversary feat. The Middle East and more • Keaton Henson: Six Lethargies with the Opera Australia Orchestra • Lonnie HolleyThe Spirit of Churaki • Studio Parties: Laurel Halo + 박혜진 park hye jin  • A Guy Called Gerald  • John Talabot  • The Dirty Three documentary  • The Hidden Pulse in collaboration with M+: Arthur Jafa  • Wu Tsang  • Cheng Ran with Shao Yanpeng aka Dead J • Charles Atlas  • Stan Douglas  • Lighting of the Sails: Austral Flora Ballet by Andrew Thomas Huang

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2018

25 May – 16 Jun

Solange Mazzy Star • Ice Cube • Cat Power Moon Pix 20th Anniversary • Dreams Daniel Johns & Luke Steele • H.E.R. • Iron & Wine • Neil Finn Out of Silence with Orchestra • Total Control & Friends • Middle Kid • No Mono • Joep Beving • Fugazi's Gui Picciotto Instrument Screening + Q&A • Xylouris White • HTRK • An Evening With Repressed Records ft. Nasho, Mick Turner, Nun, Hurtsville & More • Ambient 1: Music For Airports written by Brian Eno, performed by Alaska Orchestra • Studio Parties • Club Kooky • Kuren + Electric Fields • Burial 12"s all night long with DJ Eli • Astral People ft. Danny Krivit • Mad Racket ft. Lord of the Isles live • Lighting of the Sails: Metamathemagical by Jonathan Zawada

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2017

26 May – 17 Jun

Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker presents Missing Link • Fleet FoxesLaura MarlingAIR The Avalanches Since I Left You Block Party with special guests DJ Shadow + Briggs + Sampa The Great + Jonti + DJ JNETT • Richie Hawtin CLOSE Beth OrtonRepressed Records 15th Anniversary feat. Total Control, Severed Heads, Miss Destiny, Lucy Cliche, Kitchen's Floor, Fake (Cassius Select/ BV), Angie, Francis Plagne, Skyline, Horse Macgyver (Live Visuals) + more • Lisa HanniganSampha Bill Callahan The NecksNai Palm • Camp CopeMountain an ACO collaboration • Goodgod Super Club Presents DJ Harvey + Karizma + Ben Fester + Steffi + Magda Bytnerowicz + Kenji Takimi + Noise In My Head + Nite Fliet • Soft Future Piano Bar presented by Goodgod • Lighting the Sails: Audio Creatures by Ash Bolland + Amon Tobin

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2016

27 May – 18 Jun

New Order + ACO Bon Iver presents Cercle • Anohni presents Hopelessness Esperanza Spalding • Ta-ku feat. Wafia • Hiatus Kaiyote with Sampa The Great • Oneohtrix Point Never • Deafheaven Poliça Max Richter's Sleep Wayne Shorter Quartet • Goodgod Super Club feat. Bradley Zero + Oneman, Asmara + Ben Fester + Kyle Hall + Magda • Tiny RuinsDress Up Attack! • Lighting of the Sails Songlines

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2015

22 May – 8 Jun

An Evening with Morrissey Sufjan StevensDaniel JohnsFCX 10 Years of Future Classic feat. Flume + Flight Facilities + Seekae + Touch Sensitive + Wave Racer + George Maple + Hayden James + Charles Murdoch • TV on the RadioBill CallahanSquarepusher The Drones Wait Long by the River... 10th anniversary + exlcusive album preview • The Preatures • Repressed Records presents Royal Headache + more • Melbourne Ska Orchestra with Mojo Juju • Dress Up Attack! For Children & Grown Ups • RBMA Studio PartyMad RacketGoodgod Minceteria! Astral People • Elefant Traks • Lighting of the Sails: Living Mural by Universal Everything

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2014

23 May – 1 Jun

Ms. Lauryn HillGiorgio MoroderPixies St. VincentThe Heritage Orchestra: The Music of Moroder An Orchestral Celebration • Timeline: Australian Chamber Orchestra feat. The PresetsSince I Left You A Celebration of The Avalanches with Jonti + The Astral Kids • James Vincent McMorrowAnna CalviKate Miller-HeidkeNils FrahmPenny PennyAstral PeopleSiberia RecordsR.I.P SocietyFuture Classic Midlake • Lighting of the Sails: 59 Productions

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2013

24 May – 2 Jun

Empire Of The SunKraftwerk (The Catalogue – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8) •  Megafaun & Fight The Big Bull present Sounds Of The South feat. Justin Vernon • Bobby WomackVangelis: music from Blade RunnerBish Bosch AmbisymphonicThe Gurrumul ProjectKarl Hyde (Underworld) • Sunnyboys Cloud ControlLive_Transmission: Joy Division ReworkedC.W. StonekingThe Sunnyboy (film) • Matthew E. WhiteFuture Classic PartyGoodgod Danceteria! Club KookyLighting of the Sails: Spinifex

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2012

25 May – 3 Jun

Karen O in STOP THE VIRGENSFlorence + the MachineThe Temper TrapBryce Dessner + Nico Muhly + Sufjan Stevens Planetarium Janelle Monae & the Archandroid OrchestraAmon Tobin Live Beyond 3D ISAM • Efterklang & Sydney SymphonyPVT Shut up and Play the HitsMy Brightest DiamondSeekae Danny BrownMed Ellesquire Halfway Crooks DJs Zola JesusLight AsylumForces Modular Future Classic • Goodgod Danceteria • Lighting of the Sails: Urbanscreen

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2011

27 May – 5 Jun

Curated by Stephen Pavlovic

Spiritualized Chris CunninghamBat for Lashes • Architecture in Helsinki • Cut Copy • Yo Gabba Gabba!Sonny Rollins • OFWGKTA Hypnotic Brass EnsembleTame Impala • DOM WU LYF • The Avalanches DJ set • 2manydjs Azari & III •  The Crystal ArkBag RaidersSneaky Sundays • Daniele BaldelliCanyons • Horse Meat DiscoSuperbein Mad Racket • The SwissTom KuntzBeni • Van SheFlight FacilitiesClub Kooky • Softwar Bamboo Musik • Changes • Lighting of the Sails: La Macular by Superbien

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2010

27 May – 11 Jun

Curated by Laurie Anderson + Lou Reed

Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio Transitory Life A Retrospective, Songs & Stories by Laurie Anderson • Noise Night • Metric's Emily Haines with strings • David Hidalgo + Marc Ribot: Border Music • Songs from Delusion by Laurie Anderson • Slow Music Night • Blind Boys of Alabama + special guests • Melt-Banana • Holly Miranda • Rickie Lee JonesYoung Jean LeeBardo Pond • Boris King Khan & BBQ ShowMy Brightest DiamondChirgilchin • Doveman • Day for Night Movies • The Shipment • New York Genius curated by Lou Reed • Sydney Shuffle Lou Reed + Hal Willner • Power and Serenity: Tai Chi • Music for Dogs

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2009

26 May – 14 Jun

Luminous: a festival curated by Brian Eno

Ladytron • Battles Lee “Scratch” PerryJon HopkinsReggie WattsJon Hassell • Rachid Taha • Damien Dempsey & the cosmic Laraaji • The Necks & Back to Back Theatre

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