Iconic French Band ‘Air’ to headline VIVID Sydney

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21 May 2024

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Iconic French Band ‘Air’ to Headline VIVID Sydney
with “Moon Safari” for their 20th Anniversary Event


As VIVID Sydney gears up for its 14th edition, the festival is set to welcome the legendary French electronic duo Air to its illustrious lineup. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal album “Moon Safari,” Air will perform the record in its entirety for the first time ever at VIVID Live. They will be on stage this Saturday, 25th of May from 8 to 10 pm and this Sunday, 26th of May from 4 to 6 pm, as well as from 8 to 10 pm.


They will also be the guest of a unique masterclass at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) on Wednesday, May 22, from 2 to 3:30 pm. This discussion between Jean-Benoît Dunckel (Air) and Cameron Patrick (composer, AFTRS Discipline Lead for Screen Music) will be moderated by Robbies Miles.


Formed in the mid-90s by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Air quickly rose to prominence with the release of “Moon Safari” in January 1998. The album became a pop culture sensation, selling millions of copies worldwide and spawning unforgettable hits like “Sexy Boy,” “Kelly Watch the Stars,” and “All I Need.”


Beyond their musical achievements, Air’s collaboration with filmmaker Sofia Coppola on the soundtrack for “The Virgin Suicides,” particularly the track “Playground Love,” further solidified their status as innovators in the realm of electronic music.


This won’t be Air’s first appearance at VIVID Sydney; they graced the festival’s stage in 2017, leaving audiences mesmerised with their ethereal soundscapes and captivating performances.


VIVID Sydney, renowned as an annual celebration of creativity, innovation, and technology will transform Sydney over 23 days and nights from May 24th to June 15th, 2024. This year’s artistic direction, Vivid Sydney, Humanity“, invites attendees to explore the depths of human emotion and connection, showcasing light, music, ideas, and food that resonate with themes of love, kindness, compassion, and creativity.


As the leading multi-artform festival in the Asia-Pacific region, VIVID Sydney promises an unforgettable experience, culminating in Air’s exclusive performance of “Moon Safari,” a momentous occasion for music lovers and cultural enthusiasts alike.


*Please note that all AIR concerts at VIVID Sydney are currently sold out.



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