Sydney’s celebrated light and arts festival is returning this year, with the line up for Vivid 2022 announced with a stacked line up of intriguing acts and big names alike.
This years edition of the festival with run from Friday 27 May until Saturday 18 June, with more than 200 events packed in to celebrate Sydney and its surrounding areas.
You can expect 11 CBD locations to fluorescently shine, with ircular Quay, Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Darling Square, Darling Quarter, The Goods Line, Central Station, Luna Park and Taronga Zoo all set to come to life with colour.
Vivid Ideas has drawn in massive names such a director and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin famous for films like The Social Network and A Few Good Men, journalist, activist and author Gretchen Carlson will tell her story that ended up spearheading the worldwide #metoo movement and famous singer Troye Sivan will team up with TV personality Patrick Abboud for a talk about all things young, queer and creative.
On the music side of things you can expect famous Aussie talent Marcia Hines to belt out her classics with the backing of a 12-piece band and choir.
Esteemed UK space rock band Spiritualized will also take to the stage at Luna Park’s Big Top, Indie Rock cult singer Baxter will perform at the Metro Theatre, upcoming New York rapper Cakes Da Killa will bring the energy to Oxford Art Factory and plenty more.
You can also expect the spectacular at Vivid Live at Sydney Opera House, with Australian music royalty Paul Kelly for a special performance of his back catalogue of hits, Sampa The Great will debut her anticipated new show and other acts like Tkay Maidza, Hiatus Kaiyote, Arno Faraji and more will also be bringing the music.
You can also look forward to First Light, a Welcome to Country ceremony and light show celebrating the Gadigal people and country, Cockle Bay to come alive with Sydney Infinity, a towering water sculpture in a scale never before seen in Australia, Walsh Bay to be lit with a 100m light walk and plenty more dazzling light shows.
Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said: “The Vivid Sydney 2022 program is bursting with new events, venues, performances, and experiences, providing even more reasons to visit time and time again. This year we are celebrating the festival’s 12th anniversary, with a bigger, brighter and more brilliant line-up than ever before.
Vivid Sydney is an open invitation for Sydneysiders and visitors from Australia and the world, to come and experience Sydney at its creative best after dark. The 2022 festival has been two years in the making and is not to be missed.”
Festival Director Gill Minervini is delivering her first Vivid Sydney in 2022 and says the festival is all about telling stories about what makes Sydney special.
“Vivid Sydney tells a compelling story of creativity, innovation, and technology through light, music, and ideas that is distinguishably Sydney, yet authentically universal. The 2022 program delivers fresh and engaging content, bringing feelings of joy, excitement, wonder, inspiration and hope to all who are innately drawn to it.”
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