Vivid Music: Tumbalong Nights
Catch 12 nights of live music, with artists from Africa to Arnhem Land, as well as Sydney's finest acts - free for all, with an open invitation to dance
The bullseye at the centre of Darling Harbour, Tumbalong Park is your Vivid Sydney go-to for free and eclectic contemporary music, in the very heart of the Light Walk. Tumbalong Nights is a 12 night live music program encompassing acts from all over Africa to Arnhem Land.
Check out the full lineup below
Be washed away in a shoegaze haze of big feelings and bigger hooks from two bands behind Australia's most pristine guitar-pop, Hatchie and EGOISM.
Join the monumentally influential Yolngu supergroup Yothu Yindi plus Wik and Solomon Island rapper Ziggy Ramo for a powerful and inspiring night of music and dance.
If you don't know A.GIRL and Agung Mango, it's time to familiarise yourself with the future of Australian RnB and rap
To celebrate 15 years since the very first triple j Unearthed High competition, the station's bringing together previous winners and finalists for a one-off live and free concert with some very special guests for a giant celebration. Featuring Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Lastlings, JACOTÉNE, Arno Faraji and more.
Come together to leave it all out on the dancefloor, in a night of sweat and salvation with beloved Melbourne DJ and producer Sunshine and her 12-piece Disco Faith Choir. Plus Brisbane new-soul-meets-club trio Pink Matter.
Be swept away by two true experts of the craft, veteran Mutti Mutti songwriter-activist Kutcha Edwards and multi-instrumentalist and African fusion artist Julian Belbachir
Catch two of Australia's most exciting emerging RnB talents before they blow up: Kaiit, adopted by Jill Scott and Erykah Badu as their musical lovechild, and 2022 breakout star, the effortlessly cool Chanel Loren.
Be serenaded by two arresting voices on the Saturday night of the June long weekend – the ARIA-winning, genre-hopping, multi-hyphenate Dan Sultan and emerging Sydney pop-star and cowgirl Carla Wehbe.
Get ready to dance as London based DJ and producer Esa Williams brings the party with his Afro Synth Band. He's enlisting two vocal titans, too: South African '80s funk king Kamazu and Zanzibar via London afrobeat mainstay Mim Suleiman
It's all things funk with Andrew Gurruwiwi Band, the electric 7-piece outfit from Arnhem Land. Multi-instrumentalist and DJ Setwun brings along his live band The Soultranauts for a set of soul-jazz grooves with a late-night dance tempo.
Do not miss this night with two transfixing, impassioned and unmissable First Nations soul performers – the legendary Emma Donovan with long-time collaborators The Putbacks, and emerging Noongar artist Bumpy.
Closing out Tumbalong Nights for 2023, Japan’s genre-hopping genius, cult icon, Cornelius brings his transcendent live show to Vivid Sydney. And Brisbane 5-piece Nice Biscuit will take you on a trip with their psychedelic-leaning folk.
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