Sydney Festival announce 2018 line up

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Gotye, Julie Byrne, The Acid, and a tribute to Ruby Hunter are among the highlights.

We’re starting to suffer from a kind of festival madness after this past couple of days of immense announcements and it hasn’t ended yet, with the Sydney Festival the latest event to unveil its program for 2018.

As per usual, the music offering is diverse. Artists from all over the world, playing all manner of styles, are represented in the program.

 

Gotye brings his tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey, as already announced for Mona Foma, to Sydney for the festival. Brilliant New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding will offer a live representation of her amazing latest album Party. The Acid (featuring Adam Freeland and RY X) will present their live score for the bomb in Australia for the first time.

Emma Donovan & the PutBacks will perform a tribute to the amazing Ruby Hunter, The Go-Betweens’ 16 Lovers Lane also gets a tribute, with members of the band joined by guests like Steve Kilbey and Isabella Manfredi.

American electronic performer Jlin brings her wonderfully dizzying arrangements to Sydney for the festival. UK electronic maestros Mount Eerie add Sydney Festival to their ever-growing string of Australian dates.

 

Breathtaking singer Julie Byrne, whose latest record will stop you in your tracks, will be in the city, as will renowned Tunisian singer Emel Mathouthi and Malian outfit Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba.

There are plenty more musical delights to uncover on the Sydney Festival bill for 2018. Head to their website to get a fuller picture of what exactly is going on over summer.

Sydney Festival takes place from Saturday 6 to Sunday 28 January. 

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