Vivid Sydney: Metamorphosis at City Recital Hall

City Recital Hall breaks its classical shackles; wholly reimagined for contemporary experiences of sound and light during Vivid Sydney this June.

Indie rock, installations, DJs, dance beats, jazz. Out-of-the-box, multisensory, immersive, wonderful, beautiful, inspiring.

Explore all of the Vivid Sydney concerts and events at City Recital Hall here.

Dappled Cities Present |||||

Sun 4 Jun 7.30pm

Dappled Cities present ||||| (pronounced five), their most epic album and performance to date, combining their trademark layered soundscape with an immersive lighting spectacle. ||||| will feature music from the band's highly-acclaimed career and showcase their stunning new album. Find out more.

Dianne Reeves

Tue 6 Jun 8pm

Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world today. Winner of five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, she is adored by audiences and critics alike for her magical, timeless voice, captivating performances, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings. Find out more.


Thu 1 & Fri 2 Jun 6.30pm

DJ Dan Murphy recreates the biggest dance music anthems with a full orchestra, electronic musicians and singers – all your club favourites from 90s house music to today’s chart-toppers, complete with a fully synchronised light and laser show. Find out more.

Seven Stories

Sat 3 Jun 7.30pm

Combining music, storytelling and film, Seven Stories brings together seven genre-defying composers, including Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens) and Jodi Phillis (The Clouds), Ensemble Offspring, writer Hilary Bell and video artist Sarah-Jane Woulahan. Find out more.

Sound Bubble

Fri 2 – Mon 12 Jun from 9am

Part multimedia installation, part intelligent life form and part performance space, Sound Bubble takes over our foyer for Vivid Sydney. Inside this clear inflatable cube is a wonderful array of interactive technology that will spark a series of weird and wonderful events. Come and explore! Find out more.

Sound Bubble Sound Party

Fri 9 Jun from 6pm

City Recital Hall transforms its foyers into a one-night-only sound and light club. The line-up features electronic music guru Paul Mac and Sydney club scene legends Ben Drayton (Bad Dog) and Club Kooky, performing – quite possibly for the first time – inside a Sound Bubble. Find out more.


From May 26 to June 17, 2017, Vivid Sydney will feature an outdoor ‘gallery’ of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world’s most important creative industry forums and the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails. More than 2.31 million people attended Vivid Sydney 2016, making it the largest event of its kind in the world.

VIVID MUSIC 2017 from Destination NSW on Vimeo.