What to look forward to at VIVID Sydney this year

Vivid Sydney

Get excited because Vivid Sydney is back for its 13th year and the opening night was nothing short of spectacular. The night featured a Welcome to Country ceremony, fireworks, drone shows and a Lighting of the Sails at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Indigenous artists representing different language groups added a special touch to the ceremony with an incredible performance.

The festival will run for 23 days and will showcase over 300 events featuring the world’s most innovative artists, talented musicians and thought leaders. This year’s theme, ‘Vivid Sydney, Naturally,’ celebrates Mother Nature as the master creator of all things beautiful. You can expect to be blown away by the stunning art installations that are inspired by nature, among other things.

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Australia’s largest event has expanded to become a world-class program shining a light on all cultural aspects of the city and drawing in visitors from all over the world. With a variety of activations and events happening across various locations in Sydney, including Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, and the Royal Botanic Garden, there is something for everyone.

This year’s program is the biggest in the festival’s history. Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham said, “I am looking forward especially to Vivid Music – seeing our venues come alive with some incredible artists – it is one of the best programs to date.” And Festival Director Gill Minervini added, “We have raised the bar on the size and scale of the events and activated new parts of the city. Our lineup features more diverse talent across more industries. You do not want to miss Vivid Sydney 2023!”

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Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Vivid Sydney and immerse yourself in the diversity of culture and talent. Get your tickets now at vividsydney.com and be prepared to be blown away!

Vivid Sydney has been a major drawcard for visitors to Sydney since its inception in 2009. In previous years, the festival has showcased an array of impressive light installations and projections that have transformed the city into a wonderland of color and light. The festival has also featured live music performances from both local and international artists, as well as creative talks and forums.

In 2018, Vivid Sydney attracted over 2.25 million visitors and generated more than $173 million in tourism revenue for the state of New South Wales. The festival has become not only a major cultural event but also an important economic driver for the state.

Over the years, Vivid Sydney has continually evolved and expanded, with new locations and installations being added each year. From the iconic lighting of the sails at the Sydney Opera House to the dazzling displays in Darling Harbour, Vivid Sydney never ceases to amaze and delight visitors of all ages.

This year’s program promises to be the biggest and best yet, with a diverse range of events and activations across the city. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Vivid Sydney is an experience not to be missed!