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As Vivid Sydney returns in 2024, we continue our tradition of celebrating the world's oldest continuing culture with an electrifying line-up of First Nations talent. This year, we've gone further to spotlight these incredible artists across our Light, Music, Ideas and Food pillars, from the atmospheric stages of Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House to brilliant nights under the stars at Tumbalong Park, we’re excited to celebrate Country and Culture this year.
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Drone owners are reminded to leave their drones at home to ensure they’re not accidentally using them in an unauthorised way or impacting the safety and enjoyment of other attendees. Strict Drone Safety Regulations Drone safety is a top priority during Vivid Sydney, which runs from 24 May to 15 June 2024. There will be strict enforcement of drone safety regulations throughout the festival to prevent accidents and ensure public safety.
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This year, music lovers can expect a diverse and exciting range of experiences across the Vivid Music program, from free outdoor concerts to ticketed events in exclusive, heritage-listed buildings. There is something for everyone – from nine to 90, from around the globe and around the corner. Check below for music curator Julian Ramundi’s top picks, in his own words. Julian Ramundi, curator and producer, Vivid Music
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As Vivid Sydney lights up the city, there’s plenty of excellent entertainment for those who like to burn the midnight oil. From strobe-lit dancefloors and nights of vogueing and queer expression to left-of-field variety shows, there’s a great excuse for anyone and everyone to stay up late. This year, the brilliant Vivid Sydney Supper Club is back, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House dances the night away with the famed Studio Party series and there’s a slew of vibey parties at Vivid Sydney’s new home for music at Machine Hall Precinct.
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Every year the harbour city is transformed into a vibrant hub of creativity, innovation and community connection for Vivid Sydney. Our Light, Music, Ideas and Food programs present dazzling installations and projections, bold new flavours, world-class music, and perspective-expanding ideas and experiences, all exploring this year’s festival theme of ‘Humanity’. There’s something for everyone across the 23 nights, so start planning your adventure now with our insider's guide of where to eat, stay and play during the festival.
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From wonder-inducing light displays, thought-provoking discussions and experiences, music that moves, and the best of the world's cuisines, Vivid Sydney offers full sensory immersion.  
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 At this year’s Vivid Sydney, don't just bask in the dazzling displays, taste the flavours, hear the stories, and be moved by the ideas  that make Vivid Sydney a festival for all senses.   From vegetarian menus crafted from rescued ingredients to dinner and cocktails with an unrivalled Light Walk view and fire-infused global cuisine, Vivid Sydney serves up an array of dining experiences that promise to satiate all appetites and are an unmissable part of your night out.  
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Three family-friendly Vivid Sydney itineraries   Every year Vivid Sydney transforms the Harbour City into a playground of activity for families. From 24 May to 15 June, there’ll be a range of fun and kid-friendly events across Light, Music, Food and Ideas for curious families to choose from.  
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  From 24 May to 15 June, Vivid Sydney returns to spark connection, wonder and reflection through Light, Music, Ideas and Food. Over 23 nights, activations, projections, gigs, performances, talks and food will converge across our Harbour City as we explore this year’s theme of humanity together. The best part? So much of Vivid Sydney is free for you to experience (save for tapping your Opal card, of course!).
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Every year Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere's leading multi-artform festival, transforms Sydney into a vibrant hub of creativity, innovation and community connection.   Over 23 nights, light installations, music, ideas and food inspire global audiences and encourage cultural exchange across the harbour city. This year the festival theme of ‘Humanity’ will spark connection, wonder and reflection.  
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Vivid Sydney is a spectacular annual festival of lights and culture. Every year visitors from across Australia and around the world converge on Sydney for the 23 days and nights of illuminations, art, music and events. Whether you're planning a holiday in Sydney or you're a local seeking a front-row staycation, here's our guide to some of the best hotels to experience Vivid Sydney and where to stay for Vivid Sydney to make the most of the festival.
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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 and get your social media feed looking bright and beautiful with nine photography tricks of the trade from Vivid Sydney photographer Daniel Tran.
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