Preview :: VIVID Live

March 15th 2012

Karen O fronting a psycho opera. PVT previewing brand new tunes. Janelle Monae monaeing.

Conjuring up any… vivid… imagery for you? Huh? HUH? Ahhh, I’ll be at Opera Bar…

The highly-anticipated music lineup for Vivid Live 2012, the Festival of Music, Light and Ideas was announced this morning in a swanky media call at the festival’s primary venue, Sydney Opera House. Everyone from street press to bloggery and beyond tittered and tweeted throughout shiny new director Fergus Linehan’s pride-and-joy rundown, so while you can easily check out the Vivid site for more deets…

Here’s Vivid Live 2012 at a glance:



Karen O will be performing that psycho opera.

Image from The Creators Project



FBi is bringing Zola Jesus to the Opera House for the first time. Aww shieeet.

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Modular are curating a night featuring SEXY SEXY MEN Tom Vek and Jonathan Boulet.

Everyone attending will appear in disguise with beards and glasses aplenty.

Image from Mess and Noise



PVT are previewing their fourth unreleased album. NW PVT Y’LL!

Image from Polaroids of Androids




Seekae get to play at the Opera House. YEAH they do.



We’re saying goodbye to LCD Soundsystem… again… in film this time…

Bryce. Nico. Sufjan. Gang’s aaaall here…



Florence Welch is returning to Sydney for whimsical Florencing with a “ceremonial orchestra”.

Image from The Dropp



Janelle Monae is set to outcool and outdance Vivid and everyone in it.

Image by Ragnar Singsaas – Getty Images



Danish trio Efterklang will blow minds and faces. Oh… god…

Image from Cineversity




Ellesquire will join Danny Brown and M.E.D. for some general phatness.

Image from ABC




Bjork is not coming.


There’s plenty more where that came from, including IMOGEN. FLIPPING. HEAP.

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