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In 2023, Carriageworks celebrates Vivid Sydney with a curated music and food program that creates diverse, immersive, and multi-sensory experiences. With an emphasis on theatrical live performance and high concept production, the music program creates complex, lurid and dramatic worlds to entice audiences. This year we also welcome back the popular Carriageworks Night Market as part of the Vivid Sydney Food Program, curated by Australia’s leading sustainable chef Matt Stone.

Thu 8 Jun

6pm-late: Atomic Bar
7.30pm: Doors
8pm: Our Carlson
9.30pm: Floodlights

Public Space DJ: gi

Fri 9 Jun
6pm – late: Atomic Bar

Bay 20
6.30pm: Doors
7.30pm: Flewnt
8.30pm: JK-47
9.30pm: Inkabee
10pm: Kobie Dee

Bay 17
7.30pm: Doors
8pm: GLO
9pm: Kira Puru
10pm: Desire Marea

Public Space DJ: Diola

Sat 10 Jun
Astral People Vivid Party
3pm: Doors

Bay 20
3pm: Isa
4.30pm: Crescendoll
6pm: Club Angel
7.30pm: Crybaby
9pm: Night Slugs: Bok Bok & Girl Unit

Bay 17
4.10pm: Elle Shimada
5.15pm: Skeleten
6.20pm: Close Counters
7.25pm: Liv.e
8.45pm: Madlib

Sun 11 Jun
Soft Centre
1pm: Doors

Click here for set times.

Mon 12 Jun

6pm – late: Atomic Bar
7.30pm: Doors
8pm: Vanessa Worm
9.30pm: Molchat Doma

Public Space DJ: Natalia

Fri 16 Jun, 5pm
Carriageworks Night Market

* Set times are a guide and are subject to change

For ticketing enquiries, please contact our Box Office on (02) 8571 9099 or via email at

Tickets will only be available through the Carriageworks website and Ticketbooth. Please DO NOT buy from any unauthorised re-sellers such as ViaGoGo, Ticketmaster resale, gumtree, eBay or otherwise. They are not authorised sellers and you may be refused entry. In NSW it is illegal to resell a ticket for more than 110% of the face value of the ticket, as regulated by NSW Fair Trading.

Once you purchase your tickets you will be emailed a ticket confirmation ONLY. Your E-ticket will be sent to your email address 48 hours ahead of the event.

Important information

Carriageworks will host a pop-up bar and eatery in collaboration with Atomic,  Orlando wine and Archie Rose Distilling Co. throughout the duration of the festival alongside a rotating list of Sydney DJs.

Ace Hotel Sydney and TFE Hotels, our local accommodation partners, are pleased to offer a 15% discount on room rates during Vivid Sydney. Book your room at the below link using the following codes to claim your discount:

Book now: Ace Hotel Sydney

Book now: TFE Hotels
Code: TH15555894

Presented by Carriageworks and Vivid Sydney with Official Carriageworks Partners Atomic, Orlando and Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Media Partners: Broadsheet and FBi Radio.
Accommodation Partners: Ace Hotel Sydney and TFE Hotels

The members of Floodlights stand in front of a whitewashed brick building and gaze down at the camera on the floor. A sun flare bursts from behind one of their heads.

Ahead of their highly anticipated album release, Melbourne band, Floodlights will headline a raw and intimate show to celebrate the launch of their second album. Evocative lyricism lies at the heart of their song writing as they explore themes of personal turbulence, national identity and the Australian landscape as a form of escapism.

Thu 8 Jun
Desire Marea stands with an anaconda around his neck with four men, all in red underwear.

Sydney’s queer party makers, House of Mince, host a night unlike any other with South African-based multi-disciplinary artist Desire Marea. Blending experimental club styles with operatic falsetto this multisensory explosion of sound will be both erotic and spiritual.

Fri 9 Jun
Kobie Dee looks down in a white hoodie against a black background

Gomeroi rapper and master storyteller Kobie Dee and break-out hip-hop star JK-47 will raise the roof with hard hitting lyricism. Representing Boorloo special guests FLEWNT and 10-year old son INKABEE celebrate the powerful connection between East and West Coast scenes.

Fri 9 Jun
A black and white image of Madlib DJing

Astral People presents a night of far-reaching sounds led by some of today’s most daring figures. A full venue takeover – the line-up includes Madlib (US), Liv.e (US), Night Slugs 15: Bok Bok & Girl Unit (UK), Skeleten, Close Counters, Elle Shimada, Club Angel, Crybaby, Crescendoll, Munasib and Isa.

Sat 10 Jun
In a dark hazy room, a crowd socialises beneath a striking red light installation.

Ecstatic, extreme and staunchly experimental, Soft Centre returns to Carriageworks for another full precinct takeover. Traversing leftfield club, noise and ambient music, contemporary dance and endurance performances, immersive A/V concerts, cutting-edge digital art and large-scale lightworks, Soft Centre is a multi-sensory festival experience unlike any other.

Sun 11 Jun
Three members of Molchat Doma stand side by side in a desert landscape at dusk

Molchat Doma stands at the grimy crossroads between post-punk, new-wave and synth-pop. Dark, yet danceable, their existential tracks have captured a global audience, selling out show after show and amassing millions of listens on YouTube and TikTok.

Mon 12 Jun
A crowd wanders through the Shared Pathway of Carriageworks during the Night Market

Carriageworks welcomes back our popular Night Market as part of Vivid Sydney, curated by Australia’s leading sustainable chef Matt Stone. Showcasing over 50 of Sydney’s leading restaurants, bars and producers, Carriageworks comes alive with the best local hospitality, music, food demonstrations and live entertainment.

Fri 16 Jun
A crowd eats and drinks at the Atomic bar at Carriageworks

Local, award-winning brewpub, Atomic, will be serving classic burgers, loaded fries, wings throughout the duration of our Vivid Sydney live music program. The drinks lineup features all your favourite Atomic brews, cocktails by Archie Rose and wines by Orlando, which you can enjoy while listening to a rotating list of local Sydney DJs.  

Thu 8 - Fri 16 Jun