9 Vivid Music events under $30

Experience Sydney’s independent music scene during Vivid. Head off the beaten track and into our villages.

From Surry Hills to Newtown, Sydney’s favourite neighbourhood haunts have gathered emerging live acts as well as unique audio-visual gigs.

So get ready to rock, roll, mosh, sway or swing.

1. Pair curated drinks with live tunes at Cake Wines’ weekly food, wine and music experiences. Think breakfast mimosas and live ambient music as well as natural wines with Beach Boys-inspired DJ sets. From $25.

Enjoy wine and sounds at Cake Wines Cellar Door. Image: Cake Wines.

Enjoy wine and sounds at Cake Wines Cellar Door. Image: Cake Wines.

2. Discover the best new acts before the rest of the world claims them at Golden Age Cinema & Bar. Catch a free, intimate gig such as sister duo, CLEWS and synth-pop performer, Phanosland. FREE.

3. Immerse your senses in audio-visual collaborations by local musicians and visual artists at 107 in Redfern. $10.

Audio-visual collaborations at 107.

Audio-visual collaborations at 107.

4. Pay homage to everyone’s favourite material girl at Freda’s Performance artists and DJs turn out a tribute night to Madonna. $15.

5. Treat your eardrums to a body-moving DJ set by Sydney queer icons, Stereogamous at The Dolphin. These guys have collaborated with Kylie Minogue and George Michael. FREE.

Witness the more mellow side of dynamic duo, Stereogamous at The Dolphin.

Witness the more mellow side of dynamic duo, Stereogamous at The Dolphin.

6. See Sydney’s best contemporary world musicians perform at Venue 505. From reggae and ska to modern Malian music, these shows will give you wanderlust. $20.

7. Be transported back to the golden age of house music and UK garage in a 90s special at The Burdekin. From $15.

Live acts such as reggae and ska band The Strides at Venue 505.

Live acts such as reggae and ska band The Strides at Venue 505.

8. Be there when 14 emerging artists take over The Lansdowne for Sydney’s favourite indie dance party, the 12th Purple Sneakers Birthday $25.

9. Got classic rock n roll in your bloodstream? Head to Leadbelly in Newtown where local musos will perform hits by the quiet Beatle, George Harrison. From $26.

For more up-and-coming and grassroots music talent, check out the full Vivid Music in our villages program.

This program is supported by X|Celerate, a partnership between Vivid Sydney and the City of Sydney to enliven music venues across the city.

Vivid Music
Friday 25 May to Saturday 16 June 2018
Various locations and times.

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