The largest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere, Vivid Sydney is an incredible festival of lights, music, and ideas. Bursting with innovation and creativity, Vivid Sydney is one of Australia’s most loved festivals.
See the city transformed. Discover new artforms. Ride soundwaves. Spark new ideas and ignite conversations. Let your imagination take flight.- Vivid Sydney
The star attraction of Vivid Sydney is the Vivid Sydney Light Walk where Sydney’s top landmarks and skyline become illuminated in creative and interactive light installaions. Lights are turned on at 6pm every night over the course of the 23-day festival, and there are over 50 installations for attendees to discover, making Vivid Lights well worth multiple visits.
Lighting of the Sails
Vivid Lights kicks off every evening with the inaugural Lighting of the Sails. Watch as the Sydney Opera House comes to life with large-scale projections and music to start the Sydney light festival each evening. Each year, an internationally renowned artist is commissioned to create an original artwork for the sails.
This year, the sails are accompanied by First Light, an installation that acknowledges and celebrates Australia’s First Nation’s cultures. The Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons will be illuminated from 5:40pm until lights on (when the rest of VIVID joins in) at 6pm.
Get up close to installations at Vivid Sydney Light Walk.
Vivid Sydney Light Walk
Some of this Year’s Installations
Vivid Sydney Precincts
Food at Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney Cruises
This year's Vivid Live has been a genuine pleasure to program ….it's a selection of ambitious outsider artists who've spectacularly succeeded on their own rigorous terms (and) a celebration of the cultural landscape's blurring genres, subcultures and artistic practices…”- Vivid LIVE Curator, Ben Marshall