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Sydney's Barangaroo named as venue for Vivid Sydney Theatrical Centrepeace: Here Lies Love

Talking Heads' David Byrne in Sydney today for Here Lies Love announcement.jpg

Photo Credits: Brett Hemmings; Destination NSW

Sydney will soon have a purpose-built pop-up venue at Barangaroo to house one of the most innovative theatre productions visiting Australia next year; Talking Heads founding member David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s praised New York production Here Lies Love comes to Sydney as part of Vivid in May 2015.

NSW Minister for Regional Tourism, John Barilaro said, “Here Lies Love will be the first production to premiere at Central Barangaroo, a new harbourside precinct that will feature open-air spaces for festivals, entertainment, arts, culture and educational activities.

The Millennium, a striking pop up venue, will combine intimacy and bold inventiveness and reference the site’s shipping history while standing tall as a vibrant display of the urban renewal taking place at Barangaroo.

“Making its Australian premiere in Sydney in May, Here Lies Love will be the first musical production to take centre stage at Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of music, light and ideas.

“In just six years, Vivid Sydney has become Australia’s largest and most successful festival, with a record 1.43 million people attending in 2014. It is the perfect festival to showcase the creativity and innovation of Here Lies Love,” he said.

David Byrne said “It was a festival in Australia that first took a chance on this material - that was a concert version - so it's appropriate that after many years Here Lies Love is back, finally, as the show it was always supposed to be. It took a while to get it right, to figure it all out, but that has happened.

“I have a feeling Australians will "get" this show - not only the immersive aspect of it, but the history and the era will be somewhat familiar to a lot of Australians, with the Philippines being so close.

“It's very cool to be part of Vivid Sydney - this show provides a lot to look at - and to be part of this big cultural project in Barangaroo.”

The Millennium will hold 550 people is expected to be very popular so those wishing to buy tickets better get in quick.

Tickets on Sale Monday 24th November 2014

Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 or Groups: 1300 889 278 or

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Talking Heads' David Byrne with Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase and Newthe

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