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New Horizons: Dying For Company

Almost half of single young men and women in Japan are virgins. Up to 70 per cent of millennials aren’t in a relationship but their desire to marry remains...

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New Horizons: Dying For Company - Vivid Ideas 2019
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $30.00

American Express Lounge

The American Express Lounge located at the Cruise Bar Rooftop, on level 3 of the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay is the perfect way for Card...

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American Express Lounge
Location: The Rocks Price: Free

Mad Racket ft. Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers (live)

A mammoth open-air party on the Harbour-view Northern Broadwalk stage with none other than Mr Fingers himself, see the original dancefloor maestro Larry Heard pummel the outdoor sound system into soulful submission.

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Mad Racket
Location: Sydney Opera House Price: From: $99.00


Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House Making her Sydney Opera House debut, Oregon-based experimental artist Grouper is set to transport Vivid LIVE audiences...

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Location: Sydney Opera House Price: From: $59.00

World Business Forum Sydney 2019

Organised and powered by WOBI each year in cities across the globe, the World Business Forum is a two-day event that brings together thousands of senior-level decision makers from across all industries to learn from and be inspired by some the world’s most renowned business figures.

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World Business Forum Sydney
Location: International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) Price: From: $2,800.00


Beetopia is a giant glowing bee hotel with oversized, colourful native bees crawling all over it. Inspired by the fast-growing trend of bee hotel...

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Image. Large bees hovering near  a wooden hut buzz and vibrate when touched. The tactile front of the hut is covered with a conglomeration of small round openings, ready for the bees to crawl inside. The bees come in a range of shapes and sizes, some plump, others sleek, some have striped bodies.Beetopia - Vivid Light 2019
Location: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Price: Free


Vivid Live

Bursting into its second decade, Vivid LIVE welcomes the most influential music heroes and stellar contemporary acts to Sydney Opera House

Vivid Live

New Horizon Talk Series

Meet the experts using their genius and creativity to tackle global and local issues in a bid to make our future brighter.

New Horizon Talk Series

Vivid Art After Hours

Join us to discover diverse meanings of belonging as we explore an inner life, concepts of spirituality, cultural identity, and social diversity.

Art After Hours

Vivid Ideas Exchange

Discover something new, be inspired and sharpen your creative skills with Vivid Ideas. Join us for sessions on storytelling, design and innovation, health and wellness, data and AI as well as robots and family fun.

Vivid ideas exchange


Expect nothing less than large-scale, immersive and high-quality cultural experiences that amplify the best of contemporary urban Sydney.



23 inner city venues showcasing emerging acts across every imaginable genre. Check out the line-ups, there’s something fresh and essential for everyone.

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Vivid School

Vivid Schools is aimed at encouraging High School students in Years 9-12 to learn more about the creative processes involved and future career opportunities

Vivid School 2019


New Horizons: The New Frontier

A new era is of exploration is upon us; a new frontier. We’re tackling the big questions, what will space exploration look like in 20 years’ time...

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The new frontier
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Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $1.00

CURVY Creative Women's Conference

CURVY presents boundary breaking creative women on stage for talks that will help propel your career to the next level. Looking for more ammo to turn...

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CURVY Creative Women's Conference
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $60.00

New Horizons: The Darkest Web

When it comes to the online realm, there’s the world wide web – the internet we all know. Then there’s the dark web – the parallel internet accessed...

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The Darkest Web - New Horizons - Vivid Ideas 2019
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $30.00

Creativity+ Rewiring Your Brain for Creativity

Creativity+ Rewiring Your Brain for Creativity is an experiential workshop of discovery and exploration. Learn techniques that will tickle and tease...

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Creativity+ Rewiring Your Brain for Creativity
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $85.00

New Horizons: Is This The End Of Intimacy?

Hear how humans have engaged with sex and intimacy over time – from a 28,000-year-old phallic stone object discovered in Germany to the newly released...

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New Horizons: Is This The End Of Intimacy?
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia Price: From: $15.00



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30 Reasons to visit Vivid Sydney 2019

Vivid Sydney illuminates Sydney Harbour once again...

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Austral Flora Ballet

Each year an artist of international renown is commissioned to create an original artwork for projection onto the Sydney Opera House that captures the spirit of the iconic landmark

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Image. Stylised images of native flowers flow and dance across the curved sails of the Opera House, their petals, leaves and stems moving like human torsos and limbs. The richly coloured floral images projected on the sails include Australia’s iconic blooms such as the waratah and kangaroo paw.Austral Flora Ballet
Location: Sydney Opera House Price: Free

Under the Harbour

You can ferry across it, marvel at its shimmering beauty and even swim in it, but how often do you dive into the emerald depths of Sydney Harbour? Using...

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Image. Projected on the ornate façade of Customs House, a gaudy animation features stylised images of underwater life, including jewelled rings, coins, alien pillars, fish, seahorses, octopus, ink clouds jellyfish, turtles, whales, swimmers, manta rays, kaleidoscopes, mountains and a starscape.Under the Harbour- Vivid Light 2019
Location: Circular Quay Price: Free

City Sparkle

If there’s something romantic about twinkling city lights, there’s something astounding about city brights. For 23 nights during Vivid Sydney, the...

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Image. 62 pillars of light arc into the sky from various points around Circular Quay, including the Harbour Bridge. Nearby buildings and structures are painted with luminous patterns and swathes of colour. From a control box near the Opera House, visitors can use a 3D model to create their own light show.City Sparkle - Vivid Light 2019
Location: Circular Quay Price: Free

Robot SPACELand

As we enter an age of renewably-powered, driverless automobiles, the question arises: what do we do with the estimated 1.5 billion cars in the world today? Imagine...

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Image. On the waters of Cockle Bay a towering robot builds itself from crushed cars, then finds other ways to recycle the old vehicles. On islands in the bay other robots use industrial waste to create useful structures, environments and even plants. Their work is accompanied by a light and water show.Robot SPACELand
Location: Darling Harbour Price: Free

Harbour Lights

Harbour Lights turns the waters of Sydney Harbour into a light spectacular, with many vessels moving across the water in a gentle, synchronised lighting...

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Harbour Lights
Location: Harbour Lights Price: Free


Curve Ball

It’s the warehouse party of the year: Starring Hayden James,  Mallrat, Touch Sensitive , Set Mo, Young Franco, Cassian and many more. Curve Ball...

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Curve Ball 2019 - Vivid Music 2019
Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $87.00


Returning to the Sydney Opera House for an Australian exclusive performance, legendary British techno duo Underworld are set to transform the mighty Concert...

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Underworld - Vivid Live 2019
Location: Sydney Opera House Price: From: $89.00

Herbie Hancock

In an event not to be missed, the legendary Herbie Hancock will perform in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for one night only, drawing upon his innovative...

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Herbie Hancock - Vivid Live 2019
Price: From: $89.00