Vivid Sydney - Light, Music and Ideas


The largest festival of its kind in the world, Vivid Sydney shines from 26 May to 17 June 2017. Explore a dynamic program of amazing light installations, cutting-edge music and thought-provoking workshops that will turn your inspiration into action. Don't miss this world-famous festival of light, music and ideas from May to June.

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About Vivid Sydney

Sydney’s multi award-winning festival of light, music and ideas presents another innovative and awe-inspiring creative program over 23 days and nights in 2017. Get ready to interact with the latest light technology, be mesmerised by intricate light art projections onto the city’s most iconic structures and be inspired by the festival’s creative energy.

Vivid Light transforms the city from 6pm nightly into a creative canvas for people of all ages to enjoy. Go cruising on Sydney Harbour, choose a light walk that winds through The Rocks or from Martin Place to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Visit Darling Harbour and Barangaroo for projection and fountain shows — or visit Taronga Zoo and Chatswood for immersive light activations that will amaze you.

Vivid Sydney in Taronga Zoo

Vivid Music is a vibrant contemporary music program that showcases cutting-edge artists and performers. Expect one-off collaborations, light and laser spectacles, live bands, emerging local talent and international acts at venues including Carriageworks, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House, as well as intimate bars, clubs and hotels around the city.

The 2017 program for Vivid Ideas offers thought-provoking and stimulating workshops as well as talks and events by leading industry practitioners and luminaries. Whether you’re a passionate fan, a student or aspiring creator, emerging or well-established entrepreneur, you’ll find plenty to be inspired by during Vivid Ideas.

Electric Garden installation, in The Royal Botanic Garden, Vivid Sydney

Sydney and the surrounding regions come alive during Vivid Sydney with so much to see and do. Plan your trip to enjoy a diverse range of experiences including sporting events, cultural attractions and exhibitions, new shows and musical productions. It’s the perfect time to extend your stay in Sydney or travel further afield into the beautiful regions of NSW.

Check out the full program of 2017 events at


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