100 Days to Go
100 Days to Go14 Feb 2022
The countdown is on for Vivid Sydney — find out about the festival’s direction for this year and the new locations on the Light Walk.
The excitement is building for the return of Vivid Sydney to our city — just 100 days to go.
From 27 May to 18 June, the streets will come alive with mesmerising art displays and 3D light projections, exhilarating live music performances, thought-provoking debates and deep-dive discussions from some of the world’s brightest minds.
Celebrating its 12th year in 2022, light artists, music makers and brilliant thinkers bring to life this year’s creative direction 'The Soul of Our City’. Vivid Sydney dives deep into our soul and explores what defines the character of great cities. What makes them tick, makes them unique, makes us love them and makes them powerful catalysts for change?
This year, take your time to wander along the 8km Light Walk, the longest in the history of the festival. Starting from Sydney Opera House you’ll traverse the city all the way to Central Station, with exciting new locations including the Central Station Concourse and The Goods Line.
Feel the buzz of creative energy enlivening our streets as you admire artwork, dance the night away or listen to fascinating talks in the Sydney CBD, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Darling Square, Darling Quarter, The Goods Line, Central Station, and iconic city structures such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Customs House.
Can hardly wait? Two digital clocks designed by renowned Sydney artist Elliott Routledge will be launched today by Stuart Ayres Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney to count down the seconds until Lights On — take a photo with them and sync your alarm. The clocks will be located at the QVB Forecourt at Town Hall and Gateway Forecourt (between Pitt and George Street) and will display footage of Vivid Sydney highlights from the previous 11 years.
Known for his large-scale public murals, Routledge also creates paintings and sculptures and has exhibited all over the world. His work is bold and bright, consisting of abstract forms and harmonious compositions. Keep an eye out for Routledge’s other works in the festival program this year.
Stay tuned for the full program announcement, coming soon. Sign up to MyVivid to be the first to receive all updates.