Kid Koala's Satellite Concert

Kid Koala presents an innovative collection of dreamy, atmospheric tracks composed especially for this event.

This concert includes a series of Satellite Orchestra tone vinyl where each disc is designed to harmonize with key moments in the show. Each audience member will be seated at one of 60 mini turntable stations which includes a small crate of colour coded custom vinyl, an effects pedal, and a record player. Through subtle coloured lighting changes in the room, the audience is cued to play along. The audience is an integral part of the show, accompanying Kid Koala to create an "ambient vinyl orchestra", melding their individual strains into a fluid body of sound.

This is the third in a trilogy of popular Kid Koala “quiet time” events presented at Luminato Festival including 2013’s Space Cadet Headphone Concert and 2014’s widely acclaimed Nufonia Must Fall Live.


Past Dates:

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 7pm - St. Catharine's, ON

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 9:30pm - St. Catharine's, ON

Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 7pm - St. Catharine's, ON

Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 9:30pm - St. Catharine's, ON

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 2pm - St. Catharine's, ON

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 7pm - St. Catharine's, ON

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 9pm - St. Catharine's, ON

Friday, April 26th, 2019 - College Park, MD

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 - Chapel Hill, NC

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 - Chapel Hill, NC

Friday, May 4th, 2019 - Chapel Hill, NC 

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KID KOALA, Creator & Performer

Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award winning graphic novelist. He has released four solo albums on Ninja Tune the most recent being 12 bit Blues. He has released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.

Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for the films Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper and The Great Gatsby. He has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim. He has also been commissioned to create music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. Kid Koala’s unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Short Attention Span Theater (featuring turntable bingo) and Vinyl Vaudeville (including puppets and dancers) to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To, his Space Cadet Headphone Experience and most recently, Nufonia Must Fall Live.

He lives in Montreal with his wife and two daughters.


Director: Kid Koala

Tour Manager: Brian Neuman

Producer: Envision Management


"The show flew in the face of every cliché ever thrown at DJs: it was spontaneous, emotional, interactive and completely live." - Carla Gillis, NOW Toronto

"On Kid Koala's new tour, every audience member has the chance to be a turntable artist" - CBC Arts

"Everybody wants to be a DJ, as classic rap act De La Soul once said. With his new show, Kid Koala aims to give the people what they want." - T'Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazzette


Booking Inquiries

Ryhna Thompson, Envision Management & Production:

Kid Koala takes his turntable orchestra to Vancouver

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Waterloo art fest offers 'satellite turntable orchestra' | CBC News. More info here.

Kid Koala's Satellite Concert – World Premiere at Luminato Festival

Get ready to become an integral part of Kid Koala's latest show by accompanying him to create an "ambient vinyl orchestra"! At the show, members of the audience are seated in groups of four at stations equipped with a portable turntable, an effects box and a small crate of color coded vinyl records. The audience is then given visual cues, through subtle colored lighting changes in the room, in order to help Kid Koala put together an orchestra of harmonized turntables that will create a unique, uplifting, dynamic evening of light and music. This performance, inspired by an interstellar journey that separates two lovers, is part of the "quiet time" events presented at Luminato Festival by Kid Koala.

When & Where? June 19-20, 2015 @ The Festival Shed. Tickets are 20$. For reservations: or by phone: 416 368 4849