Free Exhibitions

  • New Order and Joy Division Artwork Tribute

    Runs: 27 May - 5 June, Free Daily, 6 PM till late
    Location: Concert Hall Northern Foyers


  • New Order & Joy Division Photography Exhibition by Kevin Cummins

    Runs: 27 May - 5 June, Free Daily, 6 PM till late

    Location: Concert Hall Northern Foyers

    Manchester born Kevin Cummins has an international reputation as one of the world's leading photographers. 

    His iconic portraits of rock musicians as diverse as Joy Division, The Smiths, Bjork, The Sex Pistols, Manic Street Preachers, Courtney Love and David Bowie have graced magazine covers, galleries and bedroom walls the world over and are included in the collection of The National Portrait Gallery and The V&A amongst others. Photographing Bowie on stage while at Art School in 1973 was directly responsible for Cummins choosing to shoot Rock ’n’ Roll professionally. 

    For Kevin Cummins


    Kevin has published seven critically acclaimed monographs to date. He has been awarded two honorary doctorates (one from Manchester Met University and one from Palermo University in Buenos Aires). He has lived in London since 1987 but retains strong links with his home city.

  • Information

    • Runs: 27 May - 5 June, Free Daily, 6 PM till late, no need to book
    • Exhibition Location: Concert Hall Northern Foyer
    • Screening Location: Cave Room (Near Deep Purple Pool Hall)
    • More details released closer to the festival 
  • Leif Podhajsky: Artwork

    Runs: 27 May - 5 June, Free Daily, 6 PM till late

    Location: Vehicle Concourse & Box Office Entrance 

    Leif is a Grammy nominated artist and Creative Director. His work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic experience. By utilizing these
    subjects, he aims to inspire the audience to realign with themselves and their surroundings.

    Leif creates artwork and design for a number of brands, record labels and musicians around the world.

    As well as exhibiting at Vivid LIVE, Leif created this years festival identity, which you will see around the festival grounds and Sydney Harbor.


    Pitchfork – 

    ‘Leif Podhajsky has put together what is arguably the most unforgettable album cover portfolio of the last few years.’


    Huffington Post –

    ‘Leif Podhajsky’s instantly recognisable album artwork has become a beacon of success for the likes of Lykke Li, Tame Impala and new breakthroughs Young Magic. His artwork has been propped up on desks by ‘Late Night’ hosts Fallon and Letterman. His success, his Midas touch is rare in the industry.’


    The Guardian –

    ‘Leif Podhajsky creates designs for left-field labels including Warp and Sub Pop. Get up close and it’s all trippy pixelated patterns.’

  • Screenings

    Part of the 'New Order Project' we bring together a collection of films, documentaries & music videos that celebrate their influence on modern music.

    • Control
    • 24 Hour Party People 
    • Joy Division 
    • neworderstory
    • Here Are The Young Men
    • New Order Collection 

    Location: Cave Room (next to Deep Purple Pool Hall), from 6 PM

    Screening times will be posted in the Deep Purple Pool Hall daily.