Light up your life with Vivid Sydney
Once a year, Sydney undergoes a stunning transformation as it celebrates its annual Vivid Sydney festival. Now in its 10th year, the celebration is the world’s largest festival of innovative light, music and ideas, with amazing installations for the public to enjoy. All eyes turn to the World-Heritage listed Sydney Opera House at the centre of the Vivid Light Walk for Lighting of the Sails, created in 2018 by award-winning Australian artist Jonathan Zawada. Visitors will be captivated by Metamathemagical, a bold and dynamic display of morphing digital sculptures inspired by recognisable Australian motifs across science, nature and culture.
“Vivid Sydney has delighted and inspired people from around Australia and the world,” said Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall. “With the Festival now in its 10th year, visitors and locals alike can once again expect to be mesmerised by the Vivid Sydney program, with larger installations and a gripping Music and Ideas offering, so I encourage visitors to start planning their trip early to get the most out of this year’s exciting line-up.”
Over 23 nights from Friday 25 May to Saturday 16 June, Vivid Sydney will paint the Harbour City in the colour and spectacle of Vivid Light, take over Sydney stages with Vivid Music’s electric performances and collaborations, and provide a global forum for thought-provoking debate and creative discussion at Vivid Ideas.
This year’s artists and creative collaborators include James Cameron and Dare Jennings, plus musicians Ice Cube and Solange. Vivid Sydney 2018 will feature a spectacular new precinct at Luna Park Sydney with the iconic amusement park coming alive with large-scale projection on the façade of Coney Island. It will be the first time Luna Park’s iconic Ferris Wheel will be lit for the festival following an LED refit, which has included a massive boost in the number of lights adorning the wheel.
In celebration of their 100 year anniversary, May Gibbs’ iconic and immortal characters, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and their stalwart companions will also come to life on the façade of Customs House. The family friendly piece will be narrated by renowned Australian film and television actress Noni Hazlehurst AM, Patron of the Australian Children’s Laureate, and beloved by Play School devotees far and wide.
Book with us now for during Vivid Sydney, 25 May- 19 June! Stay at The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach Accor Vacation Club on serene Manly Beach and enjoy a spectacular ferry ride view over to Vivid Sydney.
For more on the event visit Vivid Sydney.