Save The Date – Vivid Sydney 2017

The world’s largest festival of light, music & ideas

Vivid Sydney, one of the most spectacular light shows in the world, is set to impress again when it returns to Sydney for 23 nights from Friday the 26th of May to Saturday the 17th of June 2017.

Owned, managed & produced by Destination New South Wales (Destination NSW), the State Government’s tourism & major events agency, Vivid Sydney attracted more than 2.31 million people from around the globe in 2016.

Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music & ideas, which annually transforms the harbour city into an outdoor art exhibition with its colourful creative canvas. The event features large scale light installations & projections (Vivid Light); music performances & collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE At The Sydney Opera House) & creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas), all celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific.

NSW Minister For Trade, Tourism & Major Events, Stuart Ayres, said: “Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas & the biggest event in Australia”

“Last year, Vivid Sydney boasted its biggest program ever with more than 90 light installations & projections created by more than 150 artists from 23 countries, 190 music performances & 658 speakers in 183 Vivid Ideas events. Highlights included Songlines, an incredible projection inspired by the ancient dreaming tracks that weave across landscapes & skies, created with the work of 6 renowned Indigenous artists & the 1st Indigenous lighting of the iconic Sydney Opera House sails.”

Vivid Sydney 2017 promises to be even bigger so put Friday the 26th of May to Saturday the 17th of June in your diary & start planning a trip to see Vivid Sydney now”

For a glimpse of Vivid Sydney’s magic, watch this timelapse from the 2016 event:

Diary Date

What: Vivid Sydney 2017 – The world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas & Australia’s largest event, Vivid Sydney is a major celebration of the creative industries.

When: Friday the 26th of May – Saturday the 17th of June 2017

Where: Sydney, Australia – Locations across the city including lighting projections along the iconic Sydney Harbour foreshore including the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge.


Please note: The full Vivid Sydney 2017 program will be announced early 2017.

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Media Release: Vivid Sydney