Vivid Sydney is one of the best modern art festivals in Sydney, celebrating creativity, innovation, and technology. Held in May and June, the annual festival transforms Sydney for 23 days and nights, illuminating the city's urban landscapes in an unexpected way. Since 2010, Vivid Sydney has presented the works of boundary-pushing artists, musicians, and thinkers in the capital of New South Wales.
Amazing light displays and projections over the iconic buildings are among the main attractions of the festival. Sydney Light Walk runs uninterrupted from the Sydney Opera House to Central Station, showcasing colorful 3D projections and light artworks. Light displays also transform Sydney’s CBD, Circular Quay, Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, Darling Square and Quarter, The Goods Line, and other locations.
In addition to amazing light art, Sydney Vivid presents vibrant music performances and live shows in unexpected spaces, like the Central Station‘s Grand Concourse, Darling Harbor, and The Goods Line. Vivid Sydney's Ideas program is another way to bring attention to creative solutions and a new way of thinking. The festival gathers the brightest minds of our time, like award-winning theatre and film directors, screenwriters, and storytellers. Vivid Sydney was voted Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event as well as Best Tourism Event in Australia multiple times.
As for tickets, there are some things you should know. While the Vivid Sidney Light Walk is free of charge, you'll still have to pay for other events of the festival. Plus, some activity options have limited seating, so be sure to register in advance for those (check the official website for more details). Other than that, have fun!