Vivid Sydney: 18 nights of lights, music, and ideas

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The world's largest festival of lights, music, and ideas, Vivid Sydney, delivers its biggest program yet. For 18 nights, from May 22nd through June 8th, Vivid Sydney transforms the city and harbour.

Vivid Sydney 2015 program includes expansion into new city precincts Chatswood and Central Park, its biggest ever music program (including Australian exclusives such as The Hoodoo Gurus at the Powerhouse Museum and Daniel Johns' international solo debut at the Sydney Opera House), and heavy-hitting speakers at Vivid Ideas.

Vivid Sydney, now in its seventh year, attracted a record 1.43 million attendees in 2014. It's the largest festival of its kind in the world, and with their biggest program yet, there's even more to love about Vivid Sydney this year.

Favourite locations Circular Quay, Walsh Bay, Martin Place, and Darling Harbour are back with over 60 light installations and projections with even more opportunity for visitors to get hands on, more water theatre shows -- this time with lasers and fire -- and new and expanded programing at Pyrmont & The Star and the University of Sydney. The sandstone canvases of Customs House and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) will also return with spectacular new 3D projections.

Cue the Lights

With all eyes on the Sydney Opera House, Lighting of the Sails will once again take its place as the centrepiece of the amazing light spectacular during Vivid Sydney, with Universal Everything promising awe-inspiring projections that will reimagine the architecture as a living mural, with a diverse series of vibrant, hand-drawn sequences.

Start the Music

Vivid Music will introduce its most expansive program yet, featuring more shows and venues and an impressive line-up of local and international talent.

The Hoodoo Gurus will perform an exclusive one-off show at the Powerhouse Museum and a new line up of cutting edge, innovative performances will be held across the city at new venues Goodgod Small Club, Oxford Art Factory and Freda's, with the Seymour Centre, The Basement, The Argyle and Barrio Cellar part of the line-up again in 2015.

Part of the Vivid Music program, Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House features a 10-night run of exclusive Sydney-only performances and for the first time will also include two large scale outdoor events, internal light projections and an event for kids and families. Features include four exclusive performances from Morrissey, Daniel Johns in his international solo debut, Sufjan Stevens in his only Australian performances and FCX -- 10 Years of Future Classics featuring Flume and Flight Facilities.

Let the Vivid Ideas Roll

With a line-up of heavy-hitting speakers, Vivid Ideas introduces The Game Changers, a new talk series this year headlined by three global influencers: multi Emmy-winning writer Matthew Weiner, series creator and executive producer of Mad Men and former executive producer and writer on The Sopranos; Grammy-winning designer Stefan Sagmeister, whose clients include the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and the Guggenheim Museum; and entrepreneur and publisher Tyler Brule, founder of the world-famous magazines Wallpaper and Monocle.

"With such an amazing festival planned, Destination NSW will continue to work with the travel industry to encourage visitation to Sydney from across Australia and the globe for this incredible event. We aim to build on the results from last year when more than 20,000 international visitors travelled to Sydney on dedicated Vivid Sydney travel packages," said Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase.

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March 19th, 2015



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