Vivid LIVE announces Janelle, Florence, Karen O in full 2012 line-upVivid LIVE has announced its full line-up for 2012.
The typically baroque-indie infused line-up makes good on its recent lineage this year: joining the already announced Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and Bryce Dessner, Vivid headliners will come in the form of three strong women: Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O, on her way to stage her "Psycho-Opera" Stop The Virgens; belter Florence and the Machine, to be joined by the Ceremonial Orchestra, which features "over 40 performers" on stage (yikes); and Spazzy RnB newcomer Janelle Monae making up for her no-show at Good Vibrations in 2011, with her full Archandroid Orchestra.
Please pause for a moment to watch this piece of televisual music history:
Other notes of interest: the Australian debut of the LCD Soundsystem concert film Shut Up and Play The Hits (a term coined by the Arcade Fire's Win Butler, who uttered the line whilst guesting on stage at LCD Soundsystems farewell show); underground US hip-hop guys Danny Brown and M.E.D.; Danish trio Efterklang also being joined by an orchestra; showings from the P4K-approved Zola Jesus and My Brightest Diamond; and Aussie acts PVT, Seekae (a highlight of the recent Golden Plains festival), and returning bombast-rockers The Temper Trap.
Vivid LIVE Festival Director Fergus Linehan says of the event:
“It has been a real honour for all of us at Sydney Opera House to work with our colleagues across the Vivid Sydney season to present what we hope will be a series of unforgettable experiences. From the attention to detail that URBANSCREEN are applying to their projected sails artwork to the many new orchestrations, stage designs and collaborations that are being prepared as I speak, I’m sure Vivid LIVE will offer ten days of joy, surprise, confrontation and beauty to Sydneysiders and visitors to the city this winter.”
KAREN O IN ‘STOP THE VIRGENS’
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
THE TEMPER TRAP
BRYCE DESSNER, NICO MUHLY, SUFJAN STEVENS
JANELLE MONAE & THE ARCHANDROID ORCHESTRA
AMON TOBIN LIVE BEYOND 3D ‘ISAM’
EFTERKLANG & SYDNEY SYMPHONY
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND
HALFWAY CROOKS DJS
Flick through our gallery from last year's Modular curated Vivid LIVE, and read our extensive review of The Cure's showing here on TheVine.
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.
Tickets on sale to the General Public Thursday 22 March, 9am (Insiders: 19 March, Vivid LIVE subscribers: 20 March)
For more information on Vivid Sydney: www.vividsydney.com
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