With less than four weeks to go until the Vivid Sydney Festival bursts into colour with
this year’s program, it’s time to start planning your visit to the world’s largest
celebration of light, music and ideas.
Over 23 nights, from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June, the city will be bathed in
the breathtaking brilliance of 90 installations and projections, created by more than
180 Australian and international artists, across seven precincts including for the first
time, Barangaroo (South).
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the unveiling of Vivid
Sydney’s biggest and best ever festival was just around the corner and Sydney and
the rest of NSW is preparing to play host to a huge influx of visitors.
“As we countdown to opening night, preparations are in their final stages, with
special effects being tested, kilometres of cable and fibre optics being rolled out,
thousands of lights ready to be installed and Vivid themed-menus being finessed by
Sydney’s top chefs and restaurateurs,” Mr Marshall said.
The expanded 2017 Vivid Sydney line-up includes more than 400 Vivid Music
events, up from 190 in 2016, across 40 venues. There will also be more than 260
Vivid Ideas sessions, up from 183 in 2016, featuring 370 speakers from 12 countries
across 67 venues.
“Vivid Sydney’s biggest ever program follows last year’s record-breaking festival,
which saw more than 2.31 million attendees, including more than 184,000 overnight
domestic and international visitors (17,000 from China alone), contribute more than
$110 million in visitor spend to the NSW economy.
The annual event sees historic sights – including the Sydney Opera House, Customs House, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Taronga Zoo – illuminated in brilliant colour. The program also includes big-ticket music performances, creative conferences, talks and workshops. https://www.vividsydney.com