The rock band's performances prove popular with Australian public
Vivid Sydney and ARIA Hall of Fame legends, the Hoodoo Gurus, have announced that the ticket allocation for the Hoodoo Gurus show Be My Guru: The Evolution Revolution on Friday 22 May and Saturday 23 May is now exhausted.
Performing as part of the Vivid Music program, The Hoodoo Gurus will be bringing the past 30+ years of the band to the stage at the established Powerhouse Museum.
Founding Hoodoo Guru and Australian musical legend, Dave Faulkner, said: 'We're thrilled to be a part of this year's Vivid Sydney festival. One of our first gigs in the Hoodoo Gurus was at the Australian Museum on William Street so it's fitting that we celebrate 30 years of Hoodoo Gurus evolution with the Be My Guru concerts at another important Sydney museum, The Powerhouse. During that time we've crawled out of the primordial ooze and become a part of Australian culture. Living history or re-living history - either way we belong in a museum!"
The Vivid Music program is a key part of Vivid Sydney, which is owned and managed by Destination NSW, the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency. The world's largest festival of light, music and ideas will take over Sydney for 18 nights from 22 May until 8 June.
Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said: 'With the Vivid Music program proving to be so popular, I urge all music lovers to book their gig tickets and visit to Sydney now at www.vividsydney.com/music."
Whilst tickets to the Hoodoo Gurus are exhausted, music lovers can still see a huge range of gigs all over the city, including Goodgod Small Club, Oxford Art Factory, Freda's, The Basement, The Argyle and Spice Cellar.
Some of the highlight Vivid Music events include:
Grace Jones – Internationally lauded artist, fashion icon and music superstar Grace Jones will perform exclusively for Australian audiences during Modulations at Carriageworks, as part of Vivid Sydney. Performing for two nights only on Sunday 31 May and Monday 1 June, this will be Jones' only Australian appearances and her first visit to Sydney since her sell-out shows in 2011. Demand is expected to be very high and tickets are available at www.carriageworks.com.au
Dates: Sunday 31 May and Monday 1 June
Heaps Gay – A wild line-up at The Factory includes KIM (The Presets), Black Vanilla, Carlips, TEES, The Magda Szubanski's, Levins, No Lights No Lyrca, Glitta Militia, Optic Soup, Bubble Rave, among others! Add to the mix quirky installations, Heaps Gay DJs, projections and pop-up parties. Presented by FBi radio at The Factory Theatre, Marrickville.
Date: 7 June, 3pm – late
Soul of Sydney – Afro-beat powerhouse, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra leads the way for a Sunday afternoon of afro-inspired funk, soul, disco, boogie, breaks and beyond with Soul of Sydney's DJs and friends including Mike Who, MEEM (live), Stephen Ferris, JR Dynamite, Phil Toke, El Chino and Frenzo.
Date: 24 May, 1pm – late
Goodgod Small Club – A hot new venue for Vivid Sydney, Goodgod Small Club boasts a long list of eclectic styles where music lovers can dance all night long to a line-up including Rhythm of the Night which will celebrate the 90s with a special Apple-Eyed reunion show from SWOOP.
Date: From 22 May – 8 June, 7pm – late
Cookin on 3 Burners @ The Basement – This promises to be a very special show from Cookin on 3 Burners as the team is joined by two special guests on stage – Jason Heerah (former member of Electric Empire and finalised on X Factor), and Kylie Auldist (who performs with the Bamboos and has a new album being released through Tru Thoughts later this year). With a big line up of local DJs playing soul and funk, Cookin on 3 Burners will also entertain with a separate Tropical area for reggae lovers.
Date: 6 June, 8pm – late
Vivid @ Oxford Art Factory – Emerging Sydney talent label, Personal Best Records will showcase Tear Council, MLHLND, PhysiQue and Pretty Mess.
Date: 4 June, 7pm – late
Visit www.vividsydney.com/music for tickets and more information
The full Vivid Sydney 2015 program is available at www.vivisydney.com.