- Image by: Paul Mac
- 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Martin Place, Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Art & About Sydney is throwing a party –- with celebrations in Martin Place to kick off the evening!
About the event
Stephen Pavlovic of Sydney-based music label Modular –- known for discovering pioneer artists such as Wolfmother, Ladyhawke and The Avalanches –- is joining us to present a night of live music, on the Martin Place stage. There will also be pop-up bars, food trucks serving delicious meals, and the announcement of this year’s Sydney Life winner.
Walk, cycle or take a free bus tour to our city laneways and public spaces, where you’ll discover surprising artworks and this years installations, or check out some of Sydney’s best cultural institutions at night, with our galleries and museums who are open until late to celebrate our launch.
Friday Night Live Program (Martin Place Stage)
- 6:00 – 6:30 Jingle Jangle
- 6:30 – 6:45 Official opening by the Lord Mayor of Sydney Announcement of Sydney Life and Little Sydney Lives prizes
- 6:45 – 7:30 Rufus
- 7:30 – 7:45 Jingle Jangle
- 7:45 – 8:30 Van She
- 8:30 – 8:45 Jingle Jangle
- 8:45 – 10:00 The Bamboos
MARTIN PLACE STAGE
The Bamboos are a nine piece Melbourne outfit inspired by the instrumental raw funk of the 60s and 70s. With five acclaimed albums they have performed at festivals including Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, Golden Plains, Adelaide Festival, Tropfest and St Kilda Festival.
Van She has received wide airplay on Nova, Triple J and community radio and performed at Parklife, Stereosonic, Field Day, Falls Festival and the Big Day Out.
Rufus released their debut EP in 2011, and have played a slew of festivals including Homebake, Peats Ridge, Field Day and Big Day Out.
Jingle Jangle is a DJ duo who host a monthly club night of rock’n’roll, exotica, soul, rhythm’n’blues, beat, rockabilly and 50s/60s pop.
Staying Up Late
To celebrate the launch of Art & About Sydney, The Art Gallery of NSW, State Library of NSW, Australian Museum, Museum of Sydney & Customs House Library are opening their doors until late.