After launching in October 2013, Sydney music night VISIONS is set to host the first edition of its inner-city, Sydney-based music festival across multiple venues on 4 June 2016 as part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light music and ideas.
Since its inception, VISIONS has aimed to bring together forward-thinking artists with a community of Australian new-music lovers. Curated by Deep Sea Arcade in conjunction with Chugg Music and Rare Finds, the event aims to put together progressive line-ups that showcase exciting local acts who are pushing boundaries in psychedelia, garage-rock, electronic and everything-alternative.
The inaugural event features an outstanding lineup of Australian artists including Kirin J Callinan, Deep Sea Arcade, Montaigne and Gideon Bensen, with a smattering of locals set to round-out the bill. Deep Sea Arcade, Zodiac Club, Rare Finds and the team from VISIONS will be spinning records on the night with support from Jack Daniel’s.
VISIONS has hosted over 15,000 punters in its first two years across a variety of 250-500 capacity venues in Sydney. Highlights at VISIONS have included secret headline sets (The Preatures, Deep Sea Arcade, The Creases) after-parties (DMAs), DJ sets (SPLASHH, DZ Deathrays, Bluejuice), a launch party at Australia’s largest music conference, BIGSOUND, and main stage festivities at King Street Crawl in Newtown in 2015. In September 2015, VISIONS was also invited to curate the opening slot at Small World Festival.
VISIONS FESTIVAL will be held between Fredas and The Lord Gladstone in Chippendale. Entry is free, but limited to availability on the day.
SATURDAY 4 JUNE | CHIPPENDALE NSW
KIRIN J CALLINAN | DEEP SEA ARCADE
MONTAIGNE | GIDEON BENSEN
THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES | FLYYING COLOURS
THE PINHEADS | ALL THE COLOURS | PRETTY CITY
MONTES JURA | HEDGE FUND | THE JIM MITCHELLS
DEEP SEA ARCADE DJs | VISIONS DJs
ZODIAC CLUB DJs | RARE FINDS DJs
www.visionsssss.com | 12:00pm
For further information on Vivid Sydney and VISIONS Festival, go to: http://www.vividsydney.com
ABOUT VIVID MUSIC
Vivid Music presents a cutting-edge contemporary music program featuring collaborations and performances from local and international acts at various venues in Sydney. Vivid Music is presented as part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency and runs from 27 May to 18 June 2016. For more information visit www.vividsydney.com/music