Sydney shines during winter each year when Vivid Sydney warms up the city with a celebration of light, music and ideas. The creative heart of Sydney comes to life in a program of amazing light art and music. Don’t miss this world-famous festival of light, music and ideas.
Vivid Music features an impressive line-up of international and Australian talent, as well as smaller music venues located throughout the inner city, while Vivid Ideas is a stimulating program of public talks with events examining issues and topics that range from the design of our cities to practical tools for creative practitioners.
Enjoy the brilliant spectacle from the comfort of a harbour ferry or cruise vessel is also bound to be as spellbinding as ever. The many cruise vessels and ferries that travel around the harbour will be decorated with brilliant lights that change colour as they enter the different Vivid Sydney precincts.
Explore the full program of events at Vivid Sydney.
EVENT DATES TO BE CONFIRMED: MAY 2019
Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor ‘gallery’ of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world’s most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.
The multi-award-winning winter festival of light, music and ideas returns to illuminate Sydney with exciting new precincts to explore, mezmerising new light art to inspire and plenty of entertainment for everyone. This spectacular festival has grown into the largest of its kind in the world. In 2018, Vivid will be bigger and better than ever, offering an expanded program of multi-genre music, more stimulating ideas from global thinkers and creators, plus dazzling light art across the city. Join in the fun and experience it for yourself!