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Vivid Sydney – Light, Music, and Ideas






Vivid Sydney on display 27 May – 18 June 2016

Vivid Sydney, now in its eighth year, is Australia’s major event in winter and is recognized as the largest event of its kind in the world combining light, music and ideas.

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.

Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect. 

The program features large scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas).

All three celebrate Sydney as a creative hub of the Asia-Pacific.

Please check out the events below and explore the  ‘Tourism Australia’ website.


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Boy George, Björk and more at Vivid Music
Vivid Music, part of Vivid Sydney, features performances across 28 venues, with over 1300 hours of music. The program celebrates Sydney’s vibrant and diverse music scene, offering a range of events for local and international music fans including exciting Björk and Boy George events, home-grown heroes, Bag Raiders, New Order and much more. Check out the Australia.comguide to some of the best Vivid Music experiences.
WATCH LIVE ONLINE: Vivid Sydney’s Lighting The Sails of the Sydney Opera House
Vivid Sydney’s program of innovative light shows, musical performances and inspiring talks kicks offtonight, Friday 27 May 2016, with the iconic Lighting the Sails of the Sydney Opera House. This year’s projection, ‘Songlines’, showcases the work of six renowned Indigenous artists and is inspired by ancient Dreaming tracks that weave across the landscape and skies. Watch the Lighting the Sails live online at the Sydney Opera House Facebook page from 6pm AEST Friday 27 May 2016.
Vivid Sydney to illuminate Taronga Zoo
In a Vivid Sydney first, Taronga Zoo will join the program of family friendly events in 2016 with a trail of spectacular installations including 10 illuminated animal sculptures. Each of the sculptures represents a critical species Taronga Zoo has committed to protecting, including iconic Australian animals like the echidna, crocodile, Corroboree frog and the funnel-web spider.Find out more about the installations at Taronga Zoo.
Laser-Dragon Water Theatre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour
The Laser-Dragon Water-Theatre, a world-first water-screen mounted on a 13 metre (43 feet) robotic arm floating high above 56 fountains, will feature as part of the Vivid experience at Darling Harbour in Sydney. Four video projected water-screens will show dancers moving to a music score created by Australian electronic dance music duo, The Presets, and in another world-first, visitors can project their own face onto the water screen, using Intel RealSense technology. Find out more about this event.


For the full calendar of events, visit the Vivid Sydney website.

{Source: Tourism Australia-Media Relations}

[Photo credits-featured image: Sydney Opera House during vivid Sydney 2013 –  By Adam.J.W.C. (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons]

[Intext photos: courtesy of Tourism Australia]


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