The Opera House is transforming The Studio into a party hub for Vivid's opening week. Each night from 9pm, the space will be taken over by local and international DJs – from Astral People to the UK's Burial.
Head down on May27 to catch Kuren alongside Electric Fields (Michael Ross and Zaachariaha Fielding), in a celebration of the 1967 Referendum's 50th anniversary. Kuren's been doing the rounds on the festival circuit, while Electric Fields combines soul-infused pop, electronica and storytelling in Zaachariaha's traditional language, spoken by SA's Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people.
If you're strapped for cash, then save your party for May 31, when London's Burial throws a free shindig, driven by his UK garage beats, otherworldly arrangements and haunting vocals. The following night, Sydney's Astral People will invade with a New York disco, featuring Danny Krivit, Natasha Diggs and Lauren Hansom. Finally, on June 2, Mad Racket, who've been keeping Sydney's house and techno fans happy for 19 years now, will play the finale, with Lord of the Isles in live mode.