The full program for the Vivid Sydney - A Festival of Light, Music & Ideas, a four week event, was announced this week and it has many sydneysiders excited. Running from May 27th to June 13th, 2011, there are many anticipated events to pick from, including a pretty spectacular music line-up. Highlights include the brilliant, award-winning Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan), performing two special concerts at the Sydney Opera House.
It is the first time Bat For Lashes will be visiting our shores, and while it has been said she will perform exclusively at the Sydney Opera House, she has hinted to Triple J, that there may be other gigs. Given that Bat For Lashes has had two successful albums, the debut Fur and Gold in 2006 and Two Suns in 2009, the concerts are sure to be major attractions of the upcoming festival.
Another very special event at the Sydney Opera House is Chris Cunningham Live. Cunningham is a visionary filmmaker and he has created some of the most iconic music videos in recent times, including Aphex Twin's "Come to Daddy" and "Windowlicker" and Björk's "All Is Full of Love."
Besides directing music videos, Cunningham has also directed experimental short films and created a range of video art installations. Music is also another of Cunningham's passions, and the upcoming Sydney Opera House performance will feature Cunningham's own compositions. Cunningham has performed this special show across Europe, and it is sure to be a hit in Sydney also.