9 May 2012
Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event that transforms the city into a highly colourful and illuminated canvas of light, music and ideas. After dark, the lights come on and one of the main attractions is the Sydney Opera House, which is always featured by the Lighting of the Sails a spectacular illumination of the Opera House sails which shine in different colour schemes every few minutes.
Even though it’s eye-catching, Vivid Sydney isn’t all about lights; it’s also where art, technology and commerce intersect. It’s a summit, forum and playground for the creative industries and has helped to position Sydney as the creative hub of Australia and the Asian Pacific. It’s the biggest festival of its kind on the Southern Hemisphere and attracted over 400,000 visitors last year!
The live entertainment isn’t to be missed either! There are free exhibitions of outdoor lighting sculptures, a massive contemporary music lineup, and—if you’re more in the learning mood—there are the various summits and forums for ideas.
This 18-day festival is not something you should miss and is definitely worth the trip into the city if you aren’t from here! For those thinking about travelling to Sydney for the event, there are special Vivid packages available.
To check out the music lineup, and other areas of entertainment visit Vivid Sydney. And to check out the conversation and find out current updates follow their twitter account and make sure you include the #vividsydney hashtag!