Vivid Sydney 2017

With just three weeks to Vivid Sydney 2017, here is what visitors can expect at this year’s event.

Posted on May. 3, 2017
By Editor

The World’s Largest Festival of Light, Music and Ideas, Vivid Sydney features many of the World's most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition. Set to take place over 23 days, there will be over 65 lighting installations, 250 music events, and hundreds of talks and events happening across 30 inner city venues. Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect:

• Vivid Light transforms Sydney into a wonderland of 'light art' sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections - for free.

• Vivid Music presents a cutting-edge contemporary music program.

• Vivid Ideas is the Asia Pacific's annual celebration of innovation, creativity and community.


  1. Listen – Over 250 events in this year’s line-up. Exclusive performance by electropop queen Goldfrapp (2nd June), Fleet Foxes headline (26th May), Air (3rd June), Richie Hawtin, Laura Marling (12th June) and many more.


  1. See the light – The biggest ever display of light technology, visual arts and performance. First time this year streets of Barangaroo will be lit up and the new amazing optical illusions of Trapdoor – a participant-led spectacular experience.

  1. Network – A learning hub for exchange of ideas for entrepreneurs, businesses and creative leaders. Best opportunity to harness and leverage on innovation, technology and collaborative networks among all sectors.    

  1. Connect with your inner animal – Amazing light sculptures and lanterns in Taronga Zoo. Be spoiled by a cast of new characters and surprises. Love animals? Gain awareness for animal conservation in support of Taronga Zoo’s centenary commitment to prevent extinction.

  1. Unique alfresco dining experiences – From stunning harbour side locations to inner-city heritage makeovers, enjoy the Sydney skyline as your open-air wine and dine entertainment in Opera bar, Zephyr and The Newport.

  1. Evening harbour cruise – Sail past the Sydney Opera House under the multi-coloured Sydney Harbour Bridge during the light show.

  1. The great outdoors – Take the idyllic getaway with your special someone OR go on a solo expedition. Kayak through the sunset, trek from Bondi to Coogee beach via beautiful coastal walk or – calling adrenaline junkies – sign up for the BridgeClimb!

  1. Winter magic – Escape the humidity and heat, and enjoy the cool weather in Sydney.

  1. Gastronomic adventure – Take an amazing food tour down the pop up restaurant street. Go to Martin Place for an uber trendy “hot coals” Porteno treat or visit the Vivid night market.

  1. Get a good deal – Travel packages including flights, accommodation and Vivid Sydney experiences are available:

  • ‘Vivid Sydney’ package (from S$438 per person). 4 days, 3 nights, includes: The Rocks Walking Tour, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, and Vivid Sydney.

  • ‘Vivid Sydney Spectacular’ (from S$658 per person). 4 days, 3 nights, includes: Vivid Sydney dinner cruise, a full day tour of Blue Mountains, Port Stephens or Canberra.

WHEN: Opening weekend 26th May, then a jam-packed event and activity calendar until 17th June
WHERE: Sydney, New South Wales
HOW: Sign up at and start to add to your ‘MyVivid’ itinerary.

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