Vivid Sydney Guide 2019

Posted on 29th May 2019 under Uncategorized


If you are looking for the place where inspiration will shine in 2019, then Vivid Sydney is that place. The festival is returning for the eleventh time and it will take place between 24th May and 15th June 2019. Currently, it is the most loved festival in Australia and within the time it has existed, it has managed to bring together music makers, light artists and brilliant minds from all parts of the world to show their creativity. By attending this festival, you will see the city transforming, discover new forms of art, spark new ideas, ride sound waves and start new conversations with people from other parts of the world. In fact, the festival will help you take your imagination to a different level. Here is what to expect.

Vivid Sydney

Witness the Vivid Precincts

All you need is to pack a high-quality camera and capture the Sydney transformation through work of art for 23 nights. During the day, this harbour city looks gorgeous and the creativity of artists and designers from all parts of the world has helped create light-art sculptures, magical installations and projections in the unexpected places, therefore, making it even more inspiring. Even though most of the dark sparkle is highly concentrated in the Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, Vivid Sydney has successfully expanded some other city precincts including Luna Park, Barangaroo, Taronga Zoo Sydney, Chatswood.

Follow the Vivid Light Walk

The Vivid Light Walk will guide you on how to enjoy the great light installations. This route stretches for over two kilometres (1.2miles), starting at The Rocks to Sydney Opera House via the Royal Botanic Garden. The interactive light installations add up to many hours of fan. You will have a lot to see and therefore plan your routes or think of returning to the place for more days.

Experience Vivid in a Unique Way

Try some more recipes during the Vivid Sydney. Chefs in the local restaurants use quality Australian ingredients and amp up the meals with modern twists and epic views. By climbing the Harbour Bridge, you will get a clear bird’s-eye view of Sydney’s projections at night. You just need a Vivid Climb Vest to reflect light and form part of the city’s light shows. Cruise boats, ferries and water taxis feature bright lights, particularly during the Vivid Sydney festival. The festival will not end without you experiencing the stunningly beautiful 3D light projections and the harbour from harbour cruise comfort.

Unlock your imagination power with Vivid Ideas

Vivid ideas in addition to the public light shows and the annual innovation and creativity show. Expect over 200 events and around 400 speakers. The diverse program brings together the creative industries of Australia such as architecture, design, animation, film and advertising. People from the industries meet to mingle and exchange ideas. You too can get more ideas on how to improve your business or personal life.

Enjoy the performance of world artists at the Vivid Music

The Sydney Opera House hosts many International and Local artists who form part of the Vivid Music. The previous hot-ticket performances have seen likes of Solange, Cat Power and Ice Cube. The large venues and small bars host eclectic collaborations and live performances.

Getting to the festival

The see the Vivid Sydney in a better way, you will have to walk or use public transport. To witness the centrepiece event, which is the Opera House sails lighting, choose one of the city stations of Sydney, Martin Place or Wynyard. They are all short walks to the Circular Quay. For easier and faster access to some other venues and precincts, you have to stick to public transportation. Vivid’s transport information will help you plan.

Be ready for streets flooded with Instagrammers, Youtubers, tourists and winter couples between May 24th and June 15th 2019. The Vivid Sydney has trended for the last decade and this year, luminous installations will shine every night between 6 PM and 11 PM in addition to itinerary of gigs and talks for the winter festival. The glowing trails stretch from the Darling Harbour to the Botanic Gardens. Tour the Taronga Zoo and Luna Park and pop-up at Chatswood to witness the many interactive displays. To get amongst it, remember to stop at one of the award-winning bars in Sydney for bar snacks and booze-fuel so that you can prepare for Circular Quay crowds.

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