Vivid Sydney will return in 2017, featuring a new precinct at Barangaroo, a larger light walk at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and a new design that will decorate the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
The 23-night festival will run from May 26th to June 17th, and will include the biggest Vivid Music programme to date, and new events about creative works from Vivid Ideas.
Vivid Sydney is Australia’s biggest tourist event, celebrating Sydney as a creative hub of the Asia Pacific area. The event combines light exhibitions, music performances and creative discussion and debate. It is now in its ninth year.
This year, the light installations will be expanded to include a new precinct at Barangaroo, which will lead visitors through intimate streets, past waterfronts and into a major foodie area. The trail at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will also be expanded.
Light installations will be on display at the Sydney Opera House, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the city skyline along the Cahill Expressway, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Central Business District, the Taronga Zoo and Martin Place.
The Vivid Music program is composed of 250 different events, including exclusive Australian performances from electronic pop group Goldfrapp and Curveball, a music and art event. Standout artists on the bill of those who will be performing include the Fleet Foxes, AIR, Laura Marling, Nick Murphy, and Metamorphosis. These performances will take place at a variety of venues across the city, including the Sydney Opera House, and promise to be an excellent way to spend an evening as part of your trip to Australia.
With American artist Shepard Fairey, creator of the Barack Obama HOPE campaign, headlining the programme, and over 200 events exploring the creative industry planned across, Vivid Sydney is all set to be a fantastic 23 days!