Night owl or not, Vivid Sydney 2023 has plenty worth staying up past your bedtime for. This year, our dazzling Vivid Sydney Supper Club is back, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House goes into the night with its famed Studio Party series, and a set of Sydney's party-starters take over venues for left-field club nights, NFT parties and more.
24 May 2023View more
Vivid Sydney 2023 is just around the corner and this year, we're proud to be adding Vivid Food to our program of Light, Music and Ideas, celebrating Sydney as our culinary capital. From 26 May to 17 June, world-class hatted chefs, restaurants, producers and venues take centre-stage alongside esteemed international chefs and guests, across more than 20 innovative events.
22 May 2023View more
2023 marks Vivid Sydney's biggest year yet, with innovation found across this year's program of Light, Music, Ideas and, for the first time, Food.
17 May 2023View more
With more than 70 events, this year's Vivid Music program is packed with something for everyone, from experimental club music to cabaret. If you’re a little overwhelmed by the options, we’ve asked Vivid Sydney’s Music Curator Joe Muller for some recommendations. In his own words...
10 May 2023View more
With this year's Vivid Sydney program more stacked than ever, we asked Ideas Curator Tory Loudon for her unmissable events. In her own words…
10 May 2023View more
First Nations talent is front-and-centre this Vivid Sydney, as we celebrate the world's oldest continuing living culture and shine a spotlight on the artists and voices continuing to shape it.
12 Apr 2023View more
With 60 light works at this year's Vivid Sydney, it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve already offered an itinerary for this year’s 8.5km Light Walk, but here are eight works that really exemplify this year’s Creative Direction, 'Vivid Sydney, Naturally'. Beautiful and on an awe-inspiring scale, these works ask us to reconsider our relationship to nature and our surroundings, rendering our city anew while opening our eyes and minds alike. See them yourself from 26 May to 17 June!
30 Mar 2023View more
Gill Minervini, Vivid Sydney Festival Director and Light Curator "In 2023, Vivid Sydney is all about celebrating what really matters – connection, authenticity, love, nature. Nature provides a sense of discovery, a celebration of authenticity, an invitation to connect and a chance to create, all experiences we can share at Vivid Sydney. This year, I’m excited that we have our biggest and boldest light works to date from both world-famous artists and local talents, as well as our rich program of ideas, music and, for the first time, food."
13 Mar 2023View more
The excitement is building for the return of Vivid Sydney to our city — just 100 days to go. The countdown is on — find out about the festival's direction for this year, the new festival focus Vivid Food, and take a sneak peek at the Light Walk, returning for Vivid Sydney 2023. Today, February 15, Minister for Tourism Ben Franklin and Vivid Sydney Festival Director Gill Minervini launched the official 100 day countdown to Vivid Sydney 2023, revealing some of the exciting festival-first experiences we can expect this year.
15 Feb 2023View more
Step into our world of world-class art, entertainment, dining and one-of-a-kind experiences as Vivid Sydney shines a light on the city from May 26 to June 17, in its biggest year yet. This year, our free Light Walk is a massive 8.5km adventure with 60 light attractions including Dark Spectrum, a completely new experience opening up Wynyard Station's secret tunnels to the public for the very first time.
15 Feb 2023View more
Vivid Sydney is such a stunning spectacle, you don't want your photo memories of this famous festival to be blurred, dark and impossible to share. Step into our world with Vivid Sydney, Naturally and get your social media feed looking bright and beautiful with nine photography tricks of the trade from Vivid Sydney photographer Daniel Tran.
08 Feb 2023View more
Vivid Sydney is a visual and sonic extravaganza – and with the 2022 festival offering the longest Light Walk in the history of the event, stretching from Sydney Opera House to Central Station, there are more artworks to admire than ever before. Don’t miss 10 of the most Instagrammable and unforgettable works when exploring the soul of the city. 1. Yarrkalpa - Hunting Ground, 2021 by the Martu Artists and Curiious Soundtrack by Electric Fields and Martu Artists
14 Jun 2022View more