Vivid, Sydney’s spectacular celebration of lights, music and art is back this year. The festival will be held between 6-28 August for 23 days.
Lights will shine across Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge and displays will extend all through the CBD, The Rocks, Circular Quay, MCA and Customs House.
To celebrate the countdown to Vivid, after a year’s absence due to COVID-19, special clocks have been installed and designed by the Vivid Light Curator Lucy Keeler. The clocks are located in First Fleet Park, The Rocks and Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo.
There are three components to the festival. Vivid Lights, the magnificent light displays you’ll see, Vivid Music, a series of live musical performances and Vivid Ideas, talks and discussions led by forward-thinkers.
In Vivid’s most recent instalment in 2019, musical guests included British singer-songwriter FKA Twigs and jazz legend Herbie Hancock, with Vivid Ideas being headlined by famous filmmaker Spike Lee.
Even if you don’t want to visit any particular events, Vivid also offers you the chance to simply stroll through a busting and lit up city, free of charge. Food and market stalls will line the city streets as you see the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and their surrounds donning their new LED uniforms.
After a dark year, we could all use some light and none will shine brighter than those at Vivid.
Explore more at vividsydney.com.