VIVID SYDNEY

Vivid Sydney is back in August 2021! The festival will take place slightly later than in previous years from the 6th to 28th of August, and will bring a newly reimagined program of light, music and ideas to the city. Sign up to the Vivid Sydney newsletter to stay up to date with the latest festival information.

 

Views of Harbour Lights installations on marine vessels moving across Sydney Harbour during Vivid Sydney 2019

The night begins with the Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House. Follow the series of interactive and immersive light art sculptures and installation trails through the waterside precincts of the Royal Botanic Garden and Barangaroo. Visit The Rocks to see the spectacular display on the Museum of Contemporary Art and great installations for families and children.

Enjoy the brilliant spectacle from the comfort of a harbour ferry or cruise vessel. 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.

Woman enjoying the Let It Snow light installation in Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks during Vivid Sydney 2019

Vivid Music features an impressive line-up of international and Australian talent, performing on iconic stages as well as smaller music venues located throughout the inner city. Vivid Ideas is a stimulating program of public talks, workshops and forums examining topics that range from the design of our cities to practical tools for creatives.

Vivid Sydney FAQs

What is the purpose of Vivid Sydney?

Vivid transforms the city into a night-time wonderland, showcasing innovative lights, music and ideas. Vivid is broken up into 3 sections:

  1. Vivid Light with large-scale illuminations, laser light shows, 3D-mapped projections and interactive light art sculptures from 6pm each night.
  2. Vivid Music features an impressive line-up of international and Australian talent.
  3. Vivid Ideas is a stimulating program of public talks, workshops and forums.

How much does Vivid Sydney cost?

Vivid Sydney is mainly a free event, with nightly light displays across the city that are free to watch. There are a few, paid ticketed events such as live music shows and some of the Vivid Ideas presentations.