VIVID SYDNEY 2017 | MEDIA RELEASE
March 14, 2017
CARRIAGEWORKS’ VIVID SYDNEY 2017 – PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
Sydney, Australia: Carriageworks today announced a diverse contemporary program of music, food and cultural events across three weeks in June 2017 in partnership with Vivid Sydney, headlined by trailblazing UK electronic dance outfit, Goldfrapp. Vivid Sydney at Carriageworks will also herald the return of Fuzzy’s legendary Curve Ball; a specially curated Night Market; and a series of bespoke dining experiences led by Sydney’s most talented chefs and creatives, Sydney Table. This is the fourth year of a highly successful partnership with Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.
Goldfrapp will perform exclusively at Carriageworks on Friday 2 June to coincide with the global release of their highly anticipated new album, Silver Eye. Exclusive to Vivid Sydney in Australia this concert will be the legendary duo’s first appearance in Sydney since 2010, and their only Australian performance as part of a worldwide tour. Internationally renowned for their electric live shows, Alison Goldfrapp (vocals) and Will Gregory (synthesizer) will be joined on stage by a full live band performing tracks from soon-to-be-released Silver Eye and their full repertoire of Grammy-nominated hits.
Following its launch in 2016, Sydney Table returns over four nights from 14-17 June with a series of bespoke dining experiences, formulated through pairings of Sydney’s leading chefs with cutting edge talent in the fields of music, art and design. Guests will have the opportunity to hear from creative leaders first hand while engaging with chefs up close. All produce will be sourced from NSW. This year, Sydney Table will be staged at The Clothing Store – a temporary creative space that has been established in partnership with UrbanGrowth NSW.
Carriageworks will also present the second installment of The Night Market. Showcasing the best producers and chefs from across Sydney and NSW, The Night Market is a large-scale immersive experience, where visitors will encounter sensational chefs, foods stalls and produce.
Curated by Fuzzy, the legendary team responsible for Field Day, Harbourlife and Listen Out, Curve Ball returns to Carriageworks as part of Vivid Sydney with another immersive musical and visual experience: Curve Ball submerged. Curve Ball stood out last year as a unique experience uniting great music with stunning visuals, set against the spectacular backdrop of Carriageworks. Artists like Zhu, Cosmo’s Midnight, Basenji and many more entertained a capacity audience.
Carriageworks’ Director Lisa Havilah commented: “We are excited to be continuing our involvement with Vivid Sydney and to create extraordinary contemporary arts and cultural experiences for our audiences.”
Chief Executive Officer Destination NSW and Executive Producer Vivid Sydney Sandra Chipchase said: “Carriageworks’ Vivid Sydney program, featuring incredible live music performances and immersive food and wine experiences, continues to be immensely popular each year and I encourage everyone to start planning their visit now.”
The Vivid Sydney 2017 announcement sees the continued expansion of an artistic program that is infused with energy and ambition. Carriageworks has undergone unparalleled growth over the past five years, welcoming more than 1 million visitors in 2016. The 2017 Artistic Program brings together a risk-taking, culturally diverse line-up of more than 53 projects, spanning visual arts, dance, performance, film, talks and music, supporting over 800 artists.
KEY DATES & DETAILS
Goldfrapp – Australian Exclusive
FRIDAY 2 JUNE 8PM
Ticket price $100 + booking fee
GP Tickets on sale Thursday 16 March, 9:00am (Book here or phone Ticketmaster on 13 61 00)
The Night Market
SUNDAY 16 JUNE
More details to be announced
Curve Ball: submerged
SUNDAY 11 JUNE
Please note: Curve Ball 2016 is an over 18’s licensed event.
Full line-up to be announced soon
WEDNESDAY 14, THURSDAY 15, FRIDAY 16, SATURDAY 17 JUNE 7PM
Chefs and creative pairings to be announced soon
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Carriageworks presents a contemporary multi-arts program that engages artists and audiences with contemporary ideas and issues. The program is artist led and emerges from Carriageworks’ commitment to reflecting social and cultural diversity. The Carriageworks artistic program is ambitious, risk taking and unrelenting in its support of artists. Carriageworks is a cultural facility of the NSW Government and is supported by Arts NSW. The Carriageworks program can be viewed at www.carriageworks.com.au
Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, which for 23 days – from 26 May to 17 June 2017 – transforms the Harbour City with its unique colourful, creative canvas. In 2016 Vivid Sydney attracted a record 2.31 million attendees. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency. Vivid Sydney features large scale light installations and projections – Vivid Light; music performances and collaborations – Vivid Music (including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate – Vivid Ideas, all celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific. Vivid Sydney is in its ninth year. For more information visit www.vividsydney.com