Sydney Festival 2011 line-up - get ready to dance
Tue 9th Nov, 2010 Newsin
In 2011, the Harbour City will once again come alive to the sounds of the Sydney Festival. We can think of few better places to be from 8 to 30 January, and as ever the Beck’s Festival Bar is set to be a hub for the city’s electronic music lovers.
So, who’s on the guest-list for all those balmy nights at the Hyde Park Barracks? Some of Sydney’s finest party purveyors – including Mad Racket, Future Classic, Picnic and FBi – will be presenting nights over the month.
For techno, house, disco and dub heads, the riches are plentiful: Detroit originals Octave One, live laptop maestro Henrik Schwarz, scene leaders DJ Harvey and DJ Garth sharing a bill, and the mighty Mathew Jonson and his Cobblestone Jazz collective. Soul and hip hop devotees are guaranteed a special night on 28 January thanks to Aloe Blacc and a distinguished support cast, while the Holy Fuck and My Disco double-bill will be a sure-fire mind-melt.
Away from the Beck’s Festival Bar, there’s a wide range of arts and musical events to soak up. Festival First Night is not the rave-up it was in 2009 when A-Trak and Busy P took to the streets, instead opting for a family-friendly line-up that includes hip hop veterans Arrested Development.
Other festival appearances come from revered minimalist composer Phillip Glass and multi-instrumentalist Gotye in his first performance in three years. Find out more at the Sydney Festival website.
Beck’s Festival Bar line-ups:
January 9 – The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker, I Like It Like That Orchestra & Russ Dewbury
January 10 – Arrested Development & The Last Kinection
January 12 – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion & Super Wild Horses
January 13 – Future Classic: Henrik Schwarz
January 15 – PICNIC: DJ Harvey & DJ Garth
January 19 – Scribe, Ru C.L. & Radical Son
January 20 – Wire, HEALTH & Popfrenzy DJs
January 21 – Matt and Kim & TheDeathSet
January 22 – Cobblestone Jazz, Mathew Jonson & Murat Kilic
January 26 – Beach House & Parades
January 27 – FBi Night: Holy Fuck & My Disco
January 28 – Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme, Benji B, Waajeed & Africa Hitech
January 29 – Mad Racket: Octave One (Live) and Mad Racket DJs