New-Look Vivid Sydney Application To Help Festival Goers Move Around

Visitors to the world’s largest festival of light, music & ideas are being encouraged to download the new-look Vivid Sydney smartphone application to find their way around the stunning precincts & events featured in the 2016 program.

Minister For Trade, Tourism & Major Events, Stuart Ayres, said Vivid Sydney has an expanded footprint with new precincts & visitors can use the application to browse and discover all of Vivid Sydney’s light installations & music and ideas events.

“The 23-day festival, set to run from 27 May to 18 June, features more than 80 light installations, 1,500 hours of programmed music events and 170 creative events,” Mr Ayres said.

“This app is a fantastic way to interact with our biggest festival yet, with so many fantastic light installations and projections, music & ideas events. The app includes Vivid Trails, bringing Vivid Sydney to life with itineraries exploring different precincts, light walks & types of events.”

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer & Executive Producer Of Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase, said the app will be a must-have addition for visitors keen to experience as much of Vivid Sydney as possible.

“The app features maps conveniently matching visitors’ current location with nearby installations and events, making moving around Vivid Sydney even easier,” Ms Chipchase said.

“Users can also save their favourite light installations, events and precincts and speakers with a My Vivid log-in feature. This year we are also very excited about the new precinct additions to Vivid Sydney, with the festival welcoming The Galeries, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney & Taronga Zoo giving visitors even more opportunities to experience this fantastic event.”

Visitors coming to Vivid Sydney are being encouraged to leave the car at home and use public transport, including 3,200 extra bus services and over 600 extra train services running in addition to the regular timetable services.

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW and runs from the 27th of May to the 18th of June.

The free Vivid Sydney app is now available on Google Play and iTunes stores. For more information, visit www.vividsydney.com.

Media Release: Vivid Sydney

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