Iceage (DK), Low Life, DX Posh Isolation Presents
4 June 2023
In the Studio
Brace yourself for an all-out aural assault as Scandinavian punks Iceage return to Australia for their Vivid LIVE debut, joined by local legends Low Life and post-punk supergroup DX, featuring members of Total Control, Diät and Den. Curated by 3NDLES5.
|Sunday 4 June
DX 8pm - 8:30pm
Low Life 8:45pm - 9:30pm
Iceage 9:45pm - 10:45pm
$8.95 booking fee applies per transaction
The only authorised ticket agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge. All children occupying a seat or aged 2 years of age must hold a valid ticket.
A maximum of six (6) tickets per customer are available for purchase. Tickets purchased in excess of a ticket limit may be cancelled without notice.
Sydney Opera House Insiders pre-sale
12pm, Tuesday 14 March 2023
What’s On e-newsletter on-sale
12pm, Wednesday 15 March 2023
General Public tickets on-sale
12pm, Friday 17 March 2023
The duration of this event is approximately 3 hours.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
Recommended for ages 15+
Denmark collides with Sydney for a lacerating post-punk assault
Curated by 3NDLES5 – aka Mitch Tolman from Sydney’s post-punk heroes Low Life – Posh Isolation is the sound of Scandinavia crashing Down Under, of Nordic noise mingling with the music of Australia’s bar-rooms, band spaces and backyard bunkers. Across two nights of blistering rock, dreamy cult grooves and synth-pop, some of the most exciting artists from Denmark and Sweden join forces with local faves from Sydney and Melbourne at the Studio for Vivid LIVE.
Riding high on the success of their expansive latest album, Seek Shelter (2021), the wildly adventurous Danish punk rockers are set to make their Sydney Opera House and Vivid LIVE debut. From their teenage beginnings in taut, terse punk missives, the band – led by vocalist and guitarist Elias Bender Rønnenfelt – dramatically morphed from the dark hardcore of early albums New Wave (2011) and You’re Nothing (2013) to country rock on Plowing Into the Field of Love (2014) and heavy psych on Beyondless (2018). Overflowing with grandeur and emotional release, Seek Shelter – produced by Spacemen 3’s fuzz master Peter Kember – found the band tangling with sweeping stadium anthems and cathartic power ballads. One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be an eclectic set.
The local cult faves and Vivid LIVE alumni return to the Sydney Opera House stage with their bruising blend of raw punk energy and layered, guitar-driven wall of sound. Emerging from the local garage punk scene alongside Total Control, Royal Headache and the RIP Society label, Low Life have delivered a string of classic records, including the Australian Music Prize-nominated Downer Edn (2019) and the spiky, complex From Squats to Lots: The Agony and XTC of Low Life (2021).
Making their Vivid LIVE debut, this low-key punk supergroup features DX from local legends Total Control, Josh Neutron from Berlin downer punks Diät, and Greta Balog, Michael Hassett and Micky Grossman of genre-bending Sydney post-punk outfit Den.
Presented by Sydney Opera House
Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer.
The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a six min walk to the Opera House.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We’re committed to making your experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable, with a number of measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. We remind our audiences and visitors to please stay home if you feel unwell. If you need to discuss your ticketing or booking options, contact our Box Office team on 02 9250 7777.
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We have a number of safety measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. While face masks are no longer required, we ask all our patrons and visitors to practise good hygiene. Please stay home if you feel unwell and read more about our flexible ticket options.
The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Frequently asked questions
- The Lighting of the Sails during Vivid Sydney is a free event. You will not need a ticket.
- If you are attending a performance as part of the Vivid LIVE program, a valid ticket is required. It’s highly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance.
- In line with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine. Please travel lightly and do not bring items that require cloaking e.g. handbags bigger than A4-size, backpacks and umbrellas, which are not permitted inside our venues.
- Yes, cloaking will remain available but it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly and leave large, bulky items at home. Cloakroom attendants will use disposable paper tickets to keep track of your items.
The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House became a smoke-free site in January 2022. Read our Smoke-free Environment Policy.
- For patrons who are blind or have low vision, the Opera House will be hosting two audio-described sessions of this year’s images projected on to the sails on 13 and 15 June. For more information please visit the event page.
- A complimentary shuttle bus and buggy service will be in operation during Vivid Sydney. Please contact the Box Office to confirm operating hours on 02 9250 7777.
- Gig Buddies, an organisation that pairs adults with intellectual disability with volunteers to attend social events have been offered to attend Becca Hatch, Future Classic, Alfa Mist, Devonte Hynes and Ethel Cain. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay precincts are very popular and attract large crowds during Vivid Sydney. Visitors are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home and use public transport wherever possible. During this time, there will be changes to transport timetables.
For further information, please visit Transport NSW’s Vivid Sydney page.
- The Sydney Opera House car park will be open every evening during Vivid Sydney, however it is expected to reach capacity early. Patrons are encouraged to use public transport and allow extra travel time.
- Please note that if you drive and arrive early for parking, you may not be able to exit if there are road closures in place.
- For detailed information on road closures during Vivid Sydney, please visit Live Traffic NSW.
Ticketholders are welcome to bring their own water bottle (as long as it isn’t made of glass) but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues.
The Opera House has a range of onsite bars and restaurants which are perfect for a quick snack or sit-down meal.
Cashless payment methods are strongly encouraged. Please bring a credit or debit card for any onsite purchases.
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