ANMM roof to transform into an underwater wonderland

Aquatic nights - Australian National Maritime Museum
The Australian National Maritime Museum’s is excited to be counting down to 23 May when its iconic 1,700 square metre roof will transform into an underwater wonderland in Aquatic nights during Vivid Sydney June 2014.

To complement its Whale Season, the Aquatic nights rooftop projection and soundtrack will take inspiration from marine environments. Audiences will experience the majesty of ocean life in all its forms from graceful whales to playful dolphins and mysterious creatures of the deep.

Set to an aquatic-inspired soundtrack the roof will pulse to the ebb and flow of ocean currents. This thought-provoking spectacle demonstrates the diversity of our amazing oceans and how we interact with this incredible eco-system.

Created by The Electric Canvas the Aquatic Nights roof projection will premiere on 23 May 2014, and run nightly from 6pm – 11pm until 9 June 2014 with synced audio across Pyrmont Bridge.

Vivid Sydney goers are also invited to kick back and enjoy a program of free live music and DJs on selected weekend evenings during the festival when its waterside café, Yots, will transform into an aquatic inspired pop up bar serving tapas. The line up includes bands and DJs such as rock-pop four piece The Maze, funk/reggae powerhouse Tommy M and the Mastersounds, one of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters Neil Murray and club DJ sensation I Am Sam.

Aquatic Nights is inspired by the museum’s Whale Season featuring two major international exhibitions. Amazing Whales - Evolution and survival from Paris immerses visitors in the world of whales and highlights the importance of conservation to their future survival and Beautiful whale – life-size photography by Bryant Austin is a remarkable photographic exhibition where visitors come face-to-face with giant underwater images of whales at sea. For further information click here.

The Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour is open daily. Call 02 9298 3777 or click here for more information.

Weekend program Aquatic pop up bar – open on selected weekend evenings from 6pm

Friday 23 May


6pm – 10.30pm



DJ I-AM-SAM plus supporting DJ

Progressive, electro house DJ. Known for recent appearances at The Ivy and Future Music Festival.

Saturday 24 May


7pm – 8.30pm




9pm – 10.30pm 



Joe Mungovan


Mungovan blends folk, indie, blues and rock to create his unique sound.

Tommy M and the Mastersounds

High energy funk and reggae band to create the party vibe.

Sunday 25 May


7pm – 8.30pm




Imogen Clark


Shortlisted for APRA’s Vanda & Young songwirting competition Imogen fuses

folk/pop to make her stand out as a upcoming singer-songwriter.

Saturday 31 May


4.30pm – 6.30pm









7pm – 8.30pm






9pm – 10.30pm



Neil Murray


One of Australias finest singer songwriters and the man behind My Island Home, Blackfella Whitefella and Good Light in Broome.


Lane Sinclair


Contemporary country music singer-songwriter.


Evie J Willie


Inspiring indigenous soul singer who draws upon personal experiences to give passionate performances.

Sunday 1 June


7pm – 10pm



DJ Bennett from Sound Agents. Electro House and awesome beats.

Friday 6 June


7pm – 10.30pm



DJ Troy T plus supporting DJ


With quality music and killer sets Troy T is a regular headliner at some of Australia’s hottest venues and events.

Saturday 7 June


7pm – 10.30pm



DJ Joey Kaz plus supporting DJ


Club rockin’ DJ playing uplifting and energy driven anthems to keep dance floors packed.

Sunday 8 June


7pm – 8.30pm







9pm – 10.30pm



Hannah Robinson


Indie-pop singer-songwriter with Celtic/folk influences. Featured on Triple J Unearthed.


Tommy M and the Mastersounds


High energy funk and reggae band to create the party vibe.

Monday 9 June

7pm – 8.30pm






9pm – 10.30pm



Zach Gervaise


Solo performance from the lead singer of  pop rock band The Maze.


The Maze


Infectious rock and pop four piece band.

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