Vivid 2022 at Carriageworks

Thu 2nd June, 2022 – Sat 11th June, 2022
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
Price: Various
Swaggering glam rock, an all-female Japanese rock band, raucous rap and experimental synth – this year’s Vivid music program at Carriageworks is a celebration of next-gen tastemakers.

A key venue in the Vivid Sydney program, Carriageworks often transforms its cavernous former railway workshops into a festival hub all on its own, come winter. And after a tumultuous couple of years, the Eveleigh venue is set to host a number of overseas acts from June 2 to 11.

American indie artist Perfume Genius will kick off his national tour on June 11 with his tender piano ballads and swaggering glam rock. Japanese all-female rock band Chai will perform a colourful live set, supported by the Lazy Eyes. And Estonian rapper and visual artist Tommy Cash will bring his raucous, unhinged energy on June 3.

Then there’s multi-instrumentalist Cate Le Bon; the Welsh singer-songwriter will launch her new album, written during the pandemic in Cardiff, along with a band. Le Bon’s lyrics lean into themes of loss, memory and mortality.

Locals take to the stage too. Perth’s Alter Boy brings dark pop, all performed live in Auslan. And  Jono Ma and Jonti perform as Mystics – chilled, experimental, synth-driven sounds of the ’80s, which will be paired with a light and moving image work by Patrick Santamaria.

There’s also metal two-piece Divide and Dissolve, the one-day festival of boundary-pushing art and music Soft Centre, plus a three-evening showcase of experimental art and performances called Live Dreams, presented by Performance Space.

Plus, over two weekends the precinct will host more live music, large-scale lighting installations, and a pop-up bar serving local beer, cocktails and hot food.

Presale tickets launch at 9am on Thursday March 17. General tickets are on sale from 2pm on the same day.

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