VIVID SYDNEY

On 25 May Vivid Sydney 2018 switches on, with the Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House marking the Festival’s 10th anniversary and the start of spectacular light art, cutting-edge music and innovative ideas programs.

Get ready to be mesmerised by breathtaking light projections. For the 10th Anniversary celebrated artist Jonathan Zawada creates an artwork that transforms the Sydney Opera House into dynamic digital sculptures inspired by the Australian environment.

Other highlights include the powerful laser beacon illuminating the harbour from on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the welcome return of Customs House as a venue and the many light sculptures that stretch for more than 2km around the harbour foreshore.

Ice Cube will make his Sydney Opera House debut at Vivid Music 2018

Expect live bands as well, including some of the best Australian and international acts, at iconic venues and intimate bars and clubs around the city. In 2018 Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House features Solange, Ice Cube, Mazzy Star, Dreams: Daniel Johns & Luke Steele and Cat Power. Carriageworks will feature Grammy Award-winner St. Vincent, Curve Ball & Clipped.

Vivid Ideas is where you can explore fresh thinking across tech, design and culture with leading industry practitioners and luminaries. Join masterminds such as film director James Cameron, who dives deep into his scientific and artistic enterprise, and examine the consequences of AI when Jane McGonigal meets Kriti Sharma.

Step into the amazing world of Vivid Sydney at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo and Darling Harbour, along with the city’s Kings Cross, Chatswood and Taronga Zoo.