Nov 02, 2011 12:00AM

sydney festival lineup announcement

Mike Patton! Whitest Boy Alive! Andrew Weatherall! West Side Story!

The lineup reveal for Sydney Festival is easily one of the most eagerly-awaited announcement of the festival season. This year is no different: we have one of the best DJs of all time, Andy Weatherall; Mike freaking Patton; Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor; John Maus and Dan Deacon on the same night; Scandinavian cosmic disco wizard Prins Thomas; The Whitest Boy Alive; Tune-Yard; and Shabazz Palaces, about which a friend of mine recently said "I could happily listen to them and no other band for the rest of my life. And WEST SIDE STORY at the Opera House!

The festival runs from January 7-29 ? see the Sydney Festival 2012 website for the full program (including theatre, dance, arts and more).

Sydney Festival full music line-up:

41 Strings by Nick Zinner

January 22

Sydney Opera House

AA Bondy

January 19-20

The Idolize Spiegeltent

Amiina (Penrith)

January 27

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Amiina (Spiegeltent)

January 24-26

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Animagica (Penrith)

January 27

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Animagica (Spiegeltent)

January 24-25

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Asa & Fefe (Parramatta)

January 17

Riverside Theatres

Assembly

January 11-14

City Recital Hall Angel Place

Beth Orton

January 17-18

City Recital Hall Angel Place

Black Capital Family and Culture Day

January 8

Carriageworks

CANT

January 14-15

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes

January 13

The Idolize Spiegeltent

Dan Deacon Ensemble & John Maus ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 11

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

Dan Sultan & Busby Marou with special guest Kasey Chambers

January 21

Old King's School Site

Deerhoof and DJ Yamantaka Eye (The Boredoms) ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 9

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

Ed Kuepper

January 21-22

The Idolize Spiegeltent

Eleanor Friedberger

January 28-29

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Fatoumata Diawara (Parramatta)

January 17-18

The Idolize Spiegeltent

Fatoumata Diawara (Spiegeltent)

January 20-21

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Fatoumata Diawara (Sutherland)

January 22

Sutherland Entertainment Centre

Ferrython

January 26

Sydney Harbour

Festival First Night

January 7

Sydney CBD

Frank Yamma

January 15

The Idolize Spiegeltent

Future Classic: DJ Koze & Prins Thomas ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 28

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

Holly Throsby presents See!

January 12-13

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

I Am Eora

January 8-14

Carriageworks

iOTA: Young, Hard and Solo

January 17-21

Sydney Opera House

J Mascis

January 11-13

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Duo (Chatswood)

January 19

The Concourse Chatswood

Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Duo (City)

January 20

City Recital Hall Angel Place

Julianna Barwick

January 15-17

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

KORT (City)

January 20

City Recital Hall Angel Place

KORT (Spiegeltent)

January 19

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Kurt Wagner

January 22

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Lambchop

January 21

City Recital Hall Angel Place

Mad Racket: Peven Everett ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 25

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

Meow Meow's Little Match Girl

January 5-29

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Mike Patton's Mondo Cane

January 16-17

State Theatre

Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro and Electric Empire ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 8

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

Parra Opening Party

January 14

Parramatta CBD

Picnic: Andrew Weatherall & Neville Watson ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 14

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

PJ Harvey

January 18-19

State Theatre

Sam Amidon

January 21-22

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Shabazz Palaces, Taylor McFerrin & Shangaan Electro: FBi Night ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 13

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

So Frenchy So Chic: Asa & Fefe ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 18

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

So Frenchy So Chic: Nouvelle Vague & Moriarty ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 19

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

Sons and Daughters, Songs & The Laurels ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 12

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

Summer Sounds in The Domain: Mike Patton's Mondo Cane

January 14

The Domain

Symphony in The Domain: The Young Ones

January 21

The Domain

Taraf de Haidouks & Kocani Orkestar ? Band Of Gypsies (Chatswood)

January 13

The Concourse Chatswood

Taraf de Haidouks & Kocani Orkestar ? Band Of Gypsies (Inner West)

January 12

Enmore Theatre

The Jolly Boys (Penrith)

January 6

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

The Jolly Boys (Spiegeltent)

January 8-10

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

The Pedrito Martinez Group & Watussi ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 26

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

The Stepkids & Electric Wire Hustle ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 27

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

The Whitest Boy Alive & New Navy ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 21

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

Tubular Bells for Two (Inner West)

January 10-15

Seymour Centre

Tubular Bells for Two (Parramatta)

January 18-22

Riverside Theatres

Tune-Yards & Jonti: FBi Night ? Keystone Festival Bar

January 20

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Keystone Festival Bar

Tune-Yards (Spiegeltent)

January 18

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Vintage Trouble

January 27-29

The Famous Spiegeltent, Honda Festival Garden

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

January 8-11

Carriageworks

Washington presents Insomnia

January 25

Sydney Opera House

West Side Story

January 27-28

Sydney Opera House

Words: Ariane Halls

Photography: Luca Saiani

www.sydneyfestival.org.au