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Vivid Sydney - Light, Music and Ideas

  • Vivid Ideas Exchange
  • Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney


Sydney is set to shine during winter as Vivid Sydney warms up the city with a celebration of light, music and ideas. For 18 nights from 22 May to 8 June, the creative heart of Sydney finds expression through a dynamic program featuring amazing light art, cutting-edge music, and plenty of opportunities to turn your inspiration into action.

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Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney 2014

Vivid Sydney is big – it’s now the largest event of its kind in Australia and in 2015 it’s growing again with a world-class line-up of concert and music performances, public ideas programs, creative industry workshops and conferences.

Vivid Light transforms Sydney into a wonderland of 'light art' sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy - for free. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world's largest outdoor 'art-gallery': a unique Vivid Sydney experience.

Vivid Music presents a cutting-edge contemporary music program. From local and international acts performing at the iconic Sydney Opera House, to other large venues and small bars, Vivid Sydney 2015 will host a lively and eclectic range of live performances and ground-breaking musical collaborations.

Vivid Ideas brings together business and creative leaders for professional development, information updates on their industries, market opportunities and innovation: gathering all the conversations, conventions and big announcements in Sydney.

Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect.

  • Vivid Light

    The Vivid Light 2015 program features more than 60 projections, light sculptures and installations – some showcasing technology, some emulating nature and the human body; others engaging the senses or the emotions. Some appeal to the rational mind, bringing to life the scientific theories of colour and light while others act as a statement of protest or give pause for thought.
  • Vivid Music

    Vivid Music 2015 explores the coolest new artistic collaborations, the hottest genres, and the breakthrough names in music and performance. Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House once again celebrates the best current and future musical leaders, while the Seymour Centre is featuring an expanded New Wave Sound program of experimental music, and Carriageworks returns with crowd favourite, Modulations.
  • Vivid Ideas

    Vivid Ideas 2015 turns inspiration into action through an expanded public program of talks, debates and showcases, some of which will integrate key themes associated with the 2015 UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.You’ll learn how to build a creative career or a business, hear advice from the best in the world, and discover how innovative productions and projects become reality.

Vivid Sydney 2015

Vivid Sydney is set to shine even more brightly in 2015 when the country’s best festival delivers its biggest program yet.

For 18 nights, from 22 May – 8 June, Vivid Sydney will once again transform the city and harbour.

Be dazzled by bright shimmering lights, be amazed by spectacular music performances , and be inspired by new leading ideas.

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Vivid Sydney 2012
Vivid Sydney 2011
Sydney Harbour Bridge Interactive Lights Artist Impression