Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney 2019 unfolds over 23 nights from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June. Returning for its 11th year, it brings together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to share their creativity with you. See the city transformed. Discover new artforms. Ride soundwaves. Spark new ideas.

Mathemagical illuminates the Sydney Opera House during Vivid Sydney 2018. Artist: Jonathan Zawada
Views of Harbour Lights installations on marine vessels moving across Sydney Harbour, Vivid Sydney

This year, Los Angeles-based artist-filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang has created a new work for Sydney Opera House. Huang collaborated with choreographer Toogie Barcelo, dancer Jenna Moroni and animation design team Bemo to create Austral Flora Ballet, a tribute to Australia’s native plantlife.

The 3km Light Walk stretches from The Rocks around Circular Quay to the Royal Botanic Garden. See Claudia Nicholson’s Let Me Down illuminate the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, interactive slime cover Cadmans Cottage in Goo! and Spinifex Group’s Under the Harbour splashed across Customs House.

Pixar Animation Studios partners with Vivid Sydney to transform the Argyle Cut in The Rocks with a creative architectural light projection. 32 Hundred Lighting’s dancing beams of light and ‘sparkle points’ turn Sydney Harbour Bridge and the skyline into a jewel with City Sparkle.

Family enjoying a close-up view of the 1000 Cranes light installation at First Fleet Park, The Rocks during Vivid Sydney 2018

Experience Vivid Light in eight precincts across the city, including Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Luna Park, Chatswood and Taronga Zoo. The lights come on every night from 6pm to 11pm (Taronga Zoo lights up from 5pm, Chatswood from 5:30pm). Public transport is the best way to get around – plan your journey here.

Vivid Music will showcase a celebration of breakthrough performers and the best in current and future music stars. 2019 will see more than 160 music events held in venues across Sydney, including headline act The Cure performing exclusively at the Sydney Opera House. At Carriageworks, watch shows from RÜFÜS DU SOL and FKA twigs, as well as the ultimate dance party Curve Ball.

Vivid Ideas brings you talks, hands-on workshops and industry-shaping forums, investigating the meaning of love, loneliness and belonging in our fast-paced lives. Revered psychotherapist and creator of podcast Where Should We Begin? Esther Perel looks at modern love in the digital age. Hollywood trailblazer Spike Lee talks about his personal politics and making movies that matter.

Views of Harbour Lights installations on marine vessels moving across Sydney Harbour during Vivid Sydney 2018

Experience Vivid Sydney and Beyond

Book your vacation package with Swain Destinations:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 4 day Budget Car Rental
  • 2 nights Sydney
  • Vivid Lighting the Sails Cruise
  • 2 nights The Hunter Valley
  • 2 nights Blue Mountains
  • 3 nights Byron Bay
  • Byron Bay tour
  • 2 nights Sydney
  • Vivid BridgeClimb
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts

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Vivid Sydney 2018

8 DAY VIVID SYDNEY Vacation Package

Book your vacation package with Qantas Vacations:

  • Roundtrip economy flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
  • 5 nights Sydney; Intercontinental Sydney, Eastern Harbour King Room – including ONE FREE night
  • Special Vivid Sydney Bridgeclimb at night to experience the lights of the city from the top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Wear flashing light vests and climb to the summit, where an illuminated 'dance floor in the sky' will be waiting. This is a stage like no other!
  • Round trip transfers between Sydney airport and your hotel
  • Qantas Vacations Emergency Travel Assistance (available 24 hours)
  • All airline taxes and surcharges

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Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney and Byron Beaches

Book your vacation package with Down Under Answers:

  • Five nights Sydney, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Darling Harbour
  • Two nights Byron Bay,The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa
  • Big Bus Sydney Explorer, 24 Hour Pass
  • Sydney Opera House Tour
  • Two day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Explorer Cruise
  • Three days Group B car hire including unlimited mileage and GPS
  • Private arrival transfer Sydney Airport to Hotel  

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Three Sisters at Echo Point in Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Hues of Sydney - Vivid Sydney Package

Book your vacation package with Down Under Answers:

  • Five nights InterContinental Sydney, including breakfast daily
  • Essential Sydney Tour including lunch
  • Captain Cook Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Sydney Opera House Tour and Dine
  • Private arrival transfer Sydney Airport to Hotel
  • Two nights Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Blue Mountains including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Three nights Intermediate Car Hire including unlimited mileage and GPS

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Views of Harbour Lights installations on marine vessels moving across Sydney Harbour during Vivid Sydney 2018

Luxury Vivid Sydney Vacation Package

Book your vacation package with Down Under Endeavours

  • 4 nights The Langham Sydney
  • 2 nights Pretty Beach House – all inclusive
  • Let’s Go Surfing – Bondi Beach surfing lesson – includes lunch
  • Lunch with beer or wine at Sydney Opera House
  • Twilight BridgeClimb
  • Sydney Opera House tour
  • Sensational Sydney Cruises – Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Bonza Bike Tours – Sydney highlights tour
  • Private transfers
     

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Ballooning in the Hunter valley

Vivid Sydney and Surrounds Vacation Package

Book your vacation package with Down Under Endeavours

  • 4 nights Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
  • 3 day/2 night tour of the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley – includes accommodations, transfers, park entry fees, morning tea, 2 lunches, and wine and cheese pairing
  • 1 night The Grace Hotel, Sydney
  • Sydney Twilight BridgeClimb
  • Tour and dine at Sydney Opera House
  • Bonza Bike Tours – Sydney highlights tour
  • Sensational Sydney Cruises – Tea at sea morning cruise
  • Private airport transfers in Sydney


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Vivid 2018 Highlight Video