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The beating heart of Vivid Sydney’s Light Walk, Tumbalong Park is your festival go-to for free and contemporary music. 

Celebrate our shared humanity as the best international voices and local talent take to our stage under the stars for 12 nights of free live music.

Djs keep the vibes spinning from Sunday to Wednesday nights. Live music starts at 7.30pm each Thursday to Saturday (and Sunday 9 June) with kids shows each Saturday from 5pm.

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FRIDAY 24 MAY: MALLRAT + TIFFI

Be charmed by the clever and timeless pop and unpretentious storytelling of Melbourne-via-Brisbane singer-songwriter Mallrat and the dreamy bedroom-pop of Sydney’s tiffi.

SATURDAY 25 MAY: JALBU MUNA

A night of multi-generational First Nations story telling through music featuring performances from legendary Christine Anu, Akala Newman, Kee’ahn and Deline Briscoe. Celebrate culture and Country with a brilliant line up of living legends and the rising voices of First Nations women curated by Yalanji woman and leading musician Deline Briscoe.

And come early for free kids’ music and dance workshops from Buuja Buuja Dance from 5pm.

SUNDAY 26 – WEDNESDAY 29 MAY: A selection of handpicked DJs take to Tumbalong Stage.

THURSDAY 30 MAY: FOREST CLAUDETTE + THE BLSSM

Two stars firmly on the rise, Melbourne based Forest Claudette and Sydney born, LA-based THE BLSSM (Sydney debut), will light up the night with neo-soul, alt-RnB and indie pop.

FRIDAY 31 MAY: BARE NECESSITIES

Celebrate the best global sounds and street party vibes with radio show turned block party Bare Necessities, a fixture of Sydney’s party scene. Expect high energy antics, big band brass, African drumming, dancing and music to groove to from around the world.

SATURDAY 1 JUNE: CLUB BROADWAY + THE CARPENTERS FROM KEMPSEY

Hit all the high notes with a night of theatrics and singalongs with hit musical-theatre nightclub Club Broadway. Direct from sell-outs across Australia, this is their debut outdoor event. Plus, catch the camp comedic stylings  Carpenters From Kempsey.

And come early for free kids’ music from The Beanies from 5pm.

THURSDAY 6 JUNE: WILDFIRE MANWURRK + BATTLESNAKE 

It’s time to rock hard with Arnhem Land’s Wildfire Manwurrk and the high-impact theatrics of Sydney glam rockers, Battlesnake.

FRIDAY 7 JUNE: K-INDIE FESTIVAL FEAT.SILICA GEL + SUNWOOJUNGA

Catch two of Korea’s most exciting K-Indie acts, indie rockers Silica Gel and jazz-pop artist sunwoojunga, in this Vivid Sydney exclusive performance in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre.

SATURDAY 8 JUNE: GRENTPEREZ + FRIDAY*

A night of fresh sounds to elevate the Saturday night of your June long weekend – the R&B and vintage bossa nova croon of Grentperez and the genre-bending groove of FRIDAY*.

Come early for free kids’ music from Formidable Vegetable from 5pm.

SUNDAY 9 JUNE: SOUNDS OF AFROBEATS

A big night of rhythm, dance and colour with Sounds of Afrobeat. Get swept up in an electrifying celebration of African culture and music with larger-than-life performances, DJs and fire breathing.

MONDAY 10 – WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE: A selection of handpicked DJs take to Tumbalong Stage.

THURSDAY 13 JUNE: TEENAGE JOANS + LOLA SCOTT

A raucous night of all-female punk and pop energy awaits with Adelaide two-piece Teenage Joans and Sydney’s Lola Scott.

FRIDAY 14 JUNE: 3% PRESENTS 'KILL THE DEAD' ALBUM LAUNCH featuring Jessica Mauboy

Do not miss this special album launch for First Nations rap supergroup 3%. An unapologetic celebration of Blak culture, the night features a line-up of artists from the new record. Including special appearances from Jessica Mauboy, Say True God?, Tia Gostelow, Marlon and Denni.

SATURDAY 15 JUNE: BUDJERAH + JEM CASSAR-DALEY

Closing out Tumbalong Nights, the National Indigenous Music Awards 2023 Artist of the Year Budjerah will lift you up with his transcendent alt-pop. Plus, indie-pop sensation Jem Cassar-Daley will take you on a journey with her soulful storytelling.

And come early for free kids’ music from The Quokkas from 5pm.

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