Drone 100

Artists: Intel (USA and Australia)

Collaborators: Ars Electronica Futurelab (Austria)

Countries represented by animation: USA, Australia, Austria

Drone 100, Intel’s world-record-holding drone performance, will be making its public debut as part of Vivid Sydney. For five nights only, from 8 to 12 June, 100 illuminated drones will perform a spectacular choreographed routine over Sydney Harbour, accompanied by the breathtaking sounds of the Sydney Youth Orchestra.

Weather permitting, Drone 100 will light up the skies above Sydney Harbour in a 7-minute performance each night starting at 7:55 p.m. Flying in dynamic formation, the drones will showcase different shapes and colours to reveal a never-seen-before bespoke animation designed specifically for the Sydney performance. Controlled by one main pilot, the performance will be synchronised to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, performed live by the Sydney Youth Orchestra, to create a magnificent display of art and technology.

For those interested in seeing Drone 100, Intel will release a limited number of tickets for each of the five nightly performances to be viewed from this prime harbour-side position. All tickets will be free of charge, with a maximum of two tickets allocated per person.

Details on how to secure tickets will be shared on Intel’s Drone 100 facebook event page.

As this event is weather permitting, performances on any given night are not guaranteed. 

Intel is a major partner of the Sydney Opera House.

This event will take place between 19:00 and 21:30 - weather permitting. Check the Intel’s Drone 100 facebook event page for the latest updates.