Vivid Sydney Festival

Vivid Sydney is the biggest festival in Australia that takes place every year between May and June. Aside from the well-known outdoor lighting show, many local and international musicians also perform at the Opera House to entertain the audience.

During the Vivid Sydney festivities, the famous buildings and landmarks along the harbour, including Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, are made into an outdoor art canvas using projections. In 2017 alone, around 2.3 million people attended the festival.

The festival began in 2009 and its popularity has been increasing with time. More and more people visit the city in the lead up to winter. Every year, the New South Wales government adds new displays to buildings and landmarks to attract visitors. Moreover, the Vivid Ideas program promotes a creative and innovative thinking across technology, design and culture.

In 2014, Walsh Bay, the Opera House, The Rocks, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, North Sydney, The Carriageworks, and The Star were illuminated. Later in 2016, Taronga Zoo was also added to the landmarks that are illuminated during the event.

Many interactive activities are a part of the annual event in which people get the opportunity to interact with modern technology. For instance, in the Musical Cubes activity, 6 individuals are selected and handed over a 3-dimensional musical cube. The cube represents different instruments and pace. The participants can create tunes that are played over loud-speakers.

If you’re in the city during May and June, you shouldn’t miss out on this unique experience. The lighting festival brightens the world famous landmarks alongside the harbour. You can also enjoy musical performances of musicians from all over the country. Moreover, international musicians such as St. Vincent, Ice Cube and Solange visit the city during the festival to share their talent with others.

The entire festival is arranged around Sydney Harbour. So, whether you live in the city or intend to visit Sydney when the festivities are going on, you should visit the harbour at night to enjoy the activities. Be it the music festival or the lighting event, you’ll enjoy the amazing performances. Moreover, at the Vivid Ideas platform, you may get the chance to meet business and creative leaders from different industries and get valuable information by listening to them.

Of course, you can enjoy the festival to the fullest by booking a Vivid Festival Cruise trip. With this cruise trip, you can be a part of the festivities and enjoy the amazingly unique vivid views of Sydney from the water. This will give you an alternate perspective on the city and the festival and will provide for once off photo opportunities and memories.

The cruise trip package includes drinks, refreshments and a delicious local street food inspired menu. This is an experience suited to all ages, so make it a family event.

Vivid Sydney takes place every year during May and June and comprises of three major events: Vivid Light, Vivid Music, and Vivid Ideas and Speakers. It’s one of the biggest festivals around the country that you shouldn’t miss at any cost.