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Alexander Gavrylyuk: This highly sought after piano virtuoso has won numerous awards including the Horowitz International Piano Competition and the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition. Performing his new Russians and Romantics concert in Sydney this week will see Gavrulyuk test his technique and musicality live.

Thu, Jun 16, City Recital Hall

Slumberhaze: Boasting pop melodies, dark undertones and a seamless integration of live instruments with synths and hip-hop beats, Sydney’s Slumberhaze are slowly capturing more and more people to their audience. Having just released the final EP of their trilogy, the band are now on stage celebrating.

Fri, Jun 17, Waywards

Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen: Over their 15 years touring together, the group has developed their own distinctive Euro-Roots sound and a high calibre live show that has seen them play to huge audiences from the Sydney Opera House, to Budapest, to London’s West End. Performing tomorrow night as part of the VIVID festivities will have the group blending their live show with the creativity of VIVID’s light installations.

Fri, Jun 17, Kings Cross Hotel

Northlane & In Hearts Wake: In the five years since the two bands last toured together both have grown exponentially and are now both hailed as two of the countries biggest. This weekend sees the idea that both bands have had floating in the back of their minds finally come to fruition and shatter the mould of a traditional headline show, you can expect to see both bands do guest vocals on each other’s hits and many (many) more surprises to be revealed.

Sat, Jun 18, Luna Park

Banoffee: Fresh off a national tour as part of the Laneway Festival, Melbourne’s multi-disciplined artist hits the road again for her final shows before heading off overseas.

Sat, Jun 18, The Museum Of Contemporary Art

Set Mo: Sydney duo Set Mo (Nick Drabble & Stu Turner) had a massive 2015 with their breakthrough single ‘White Dress’ being one of the most played songs on Australian radio station Triple J. With new track ‘Comfort You [ft. Fractures]’ now hitting the airwaves it’s time to perform for fans once again.

Sat, Jun 18, Chinese Laundry

Liz Martin: Country vineyards come to Sydney this weekend with a special selection of superb whites and reds to taste before heading inside to the intimate Lennox Lounge for a relaxed session of jazz, pop, folk and electronica tunes from Liz Martin and her band. 

Sun, Jun 19, Riverside Theatre

Patrizio Buanne: Over the past decade Buanne has won a nation of admirers, smitten by his velveteen baritone and smouldering Italian good looks.  A true performer on and off the stage, Patrizio has a natural ease and affability, charming all who he encounters.

Mon, Jun 20, State Theatre

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