Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor ‘gallery’ of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world’s most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.

The multi-award-winning winter festival of light, music and ideas returns to illuminate Sydney with exciting new precincts to explore, mesmerising new light art to inspire and plenty of entertainment for everyone. This spectacular festival has grown into the largest of its kind in the world. From FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018 TO SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2018, Vivid will be bigger and better than ever, offering an expanded program of multi-genre music, more stimulating ideas from global thinkers and creators, plus dazzling light art across the city. Join in the fun and experience it for yourself!

Get ready to interact with the latest light technology, be mesmerised by intricate light art projections onto the city’s most iconic structures and be inspired by the festival’s creative energy.

Vivid Light transforms the city from 6pm nightly into a creative canvas for people of all ages to enjoy. Go cruising on Sydney Harbour, choose a light walk that winds through The Rocks or from Martin Place to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Visit Darling Harbour and Barangaroo for projection and fountain shows — or visit Taronga Zoo and Chatswood for immersive light activations that will amaze you.

Vivid Music is a vibrant contemporary music program that showcases cutting-edge artists and performers. Expect one-off collaborations, light and laser spectacles, live bands, emerging local talent and international acts at venues including Carriageworks, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House, as well as intimate bars, clubs and hotels around the city.

Vivid Ideas offers thought-provoking and stimulating workshops as well as talks and events by leading industry practitioners and luminaries. Whether you’re a passionate fan, a student or aspiring creator, emerging or well-established entrepreneur, you’ll find plenty to be inspired by during Vivid Ideas.

Sydney and the surrounding regions come alive during Vivid Sydney with so much to see and do. Plan your trip to enjoy a diverse range of experiences including sporting events, cultural attractions and exhibitions, new shows and musical productions. It’s the perfect time to extend your stay in Sydney or travel further afield into the beautiful regions of NSW.