‘Vivid Sydney’ Powers On After Wild Weekend Weather

Vivid Sydney is back up & is powering on tonight with its world famous light projections & art installations illuminating the city from 6pm after being disrupted over the weekend by Sydney’s wild weather.

Destination New South Wales Chief Executive Officer & Vivid Sydney Executive Producer, Ms Sandra Chipchase, said “Vivid Sydney will resume tonight with more than 92% of installations in Circular Quay reopening to the public. Vivid Sydney’s priority is always the safety of its patrons & I’m delighted to see the festival will welcome visitors again tonight”

Light projections on the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Customs House, Museum Of Contemporary Art & Cadmans Cottage will be fully operational. These will be joined by another 50 installations throughout Circular Quay, The Rocks & Walsh Bay.

Vivid Sydney precincts at Chatswood, The Galeries, Westfield, Martin Place, Darling Harbour & the Australian National Maritime Museum will also be lit tonight. The illuminated trail of giant animal multimedia light sculptures at Taronga Zoo will reopen with most installations fully functioning.

Although most Vivid precincts & installations will shine come 6pm, repairs are still underway to a few installations & projections damaged during the weekend’s storms. Unfortunately, the Royal Botanic Gardens, with its crowd-pleasing installation Cathedral Of Light, remains weather affected & will not reopen until tomorrow (7th of June).

Ms Chipchase said “We would like to thank all of Vivid Sydney’s fans for their patience and understanding & apologise to those visitors who had their plans disrupted over the weekend”

“Vivid Sydney will run through to Saturday the 18th of June so there’s still many nights left to visit Vivid Sydney. Vivid Sydney’s staff & volunteers will be back on site to welcome you to the world’s largest festival of light, music & ideas” she said.

Vivid Music & Vivid Ideas events were unaffected by the weather and continue to proceed as scheduled & visitors are encouraged to leave the car at home and use public transport.

For more updates, visit the festival website, www.vividsydney.com & follow Vivid Sydney at www.facebook.com/vividsydney and www.twitter.com/vividsydney.

Media Release: Vivid Sydney