May 26th to June 17th 2017

Vivid Sydney 2017 (26 May-17 June) is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas—the largest of its kind in the world. Now in its ninth year, Vivid Sydney will provide visitors with a unique experience of spectacular light, music and ideas that illuminate the Harbour City each winter.

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Each year Vivid Sydney transforms the city into a colourful canvas of light, music, and ideas, and is a major celebration of the creative industries. From 6pm each night, light installations and projections illuminate the world-famous Sydney Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Martin Place and precincts including Taronga Zoo and Chatswood.

Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect. Vivid celebrates Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific with large scale light installations and projections; free family events; music performances and collaborations; and creative ideas, discussion and debate.

Vivid Sydney comprises three major elements: Vivid Light, Vivid Music and Vivid Ideas:

Vivid Light

Sydney transforms into a night time wonderland with innovative light installations and grand-scale illuminations and projections, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Vivid Music

A cutting-edge contemporary music program featuring collaborations and performances from local and international acts at various venues in Sydney including Carriageworks at Eveleigh and Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House.

Vivid Ideas

Creative ideas, public talks, industry seminars, conferences, workshops and debates.

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