Another year, another packed Vivid Live and Vivid Music line-up to peruse. We've done the browse work for you and unearthed the acts you should put your coin behind. From goth popstars to melodic songwriting women to huge raves in the Opera House, here are the best gigs and parties to treat your ears and move your bod to.
Want to cram more in on your way to a show? Here's our pick of the best lights at Vivid. And, if you find yourself fanging for a bite but you spent all your money on an FKA Twigs ticket, here are Sydney's best cheap eats.