Vivid Sydney - we'll leave the lights on for you

Vivid Sydney

Fly Qantas to Vivid Sydney - a festival of light music and ideas. Sydney will again transform into a wonderland of light sculptures, light installations and grand light projections from 27 May to 18 June 2016.

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Vivid Sydney - a festival of light, music & ideas.

Sydney will again transform into a wonderland of light sculptures, light installations and grand light projections from 27 May to 18 June 2016 with Vivid Sydney.

Vivid Sydney is big. A festival of light, music and ideas, it is now the largest event of its kind in Australia with a world-class line-up of light sculptures, concerts, idea exchanges and creative workshops and conferences.

Art, technology and commerce intersect at Vivid Sydney. You may have seen images of previous festivals where the Sydney Opera House is a huge canvas for a dazzling light show. Sydney will again transform into a wonderland of light sculptures, light installations and grand light projections. A spectacular celebration, you’ll be inspired as the city becomes the largest outdoor gallery in the world.

A contemporary music program complements the lights. From local and international acts performing at the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, to other large venues and small bars, Vivid Sydney hosts lively and eclectic performances and ground-breaking musical collaborations. Ideas are discussed in a public program of talks, and business and creative leaders get together at Vivid Sydney for professional development, information updates on their industries and market opportunities.

Highlights for Vivid Sydney 2016 include:

- In addition to Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Marin Place, Chatswood to name a few of the precincts there are two new precincts at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Taronga Zoo.

- The event will feature over 80 light installations and projections

- Vivid Music will feature major artists such as Björk, New Order and Bon Iver 

- Vivid Ideas feature superstar storytellers acclaimed director and producer Spike Jonze, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, and the creative force behind Orange is the New Black Jenji Kohan.

Sydney is just the start. Known for its temperate climate, beautiful beaches and deep blue harbour, Sydney is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world, surrounded by nature at every turn. The renowned Sydney Opera House is a World Heritage-listed jewel while the steel arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are equally as iconic.  The city offers an abundance of thrilling sporting, arts, lifestyle, business and cultural events as well as fabulous shopping and entertainment.

Sydney is the gateway to the spectacular regions of New South Wales, known for their amazing natural attractions. You’ll never be short of things to see and do whether it’s a short break from Sydney, a gourmet food and wine getaway to the Hunter Valley, go on a bush walking holiday in the Blue Mountains or discover dolphins at Port Stephens. You will love every second of you holiday in Sydney and New South Wales.


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Blue Mountains

Why not experience the wonder of Sydney and its surrounds by Car?

Hire a car and head to the famous Hunter Valley wine region (2.5 hours drive), or the picturesque Blue Mountains (less than a 2 hour drive from Sydney city) or the many charming seaside towns and beaches that dot the Central Coast (1.5 hours drive).

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