Vivid Sydney bares the soul of our city through creativity, curiosity and change. For 23 days, the festival will connect our city to light artists, music makers, brilliant thinkers and all creatives. Seek change. Spark a new idea. Shine with Vivid Sydney. 

Light

Temple of Joy

Once, heading out to meet friends and dance was a normal fun part of our nightlife. Sydney was the epicentre of Australia’s rave, techno and house music...

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Location: Darling Quarter Price: Free

Celestial

We are one people, on one planet. As a highly polished planetary sphere reflects its surroundings, you are taken into its orbit. Inspiring ideas of unity...

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Celestial
Location: Walsh Bay Price: Free

Nura

Immerse yourself in a soul-warming glow. This mass installation of 150 colour-changing light pillars in Barangaroo Reserve presents a contemporary imagining...

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Nura
Location: Barangaroo Price: Free

We Dream the City

Enter a collective dreamscape of city-making. Filmic encounters with the city’s past are woven into one of Sydney’s most iconic corridors, The...

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We dream the city
Location: Powerhouse Museum Price: Free

Smash

Daring… Beguiling… Unrelenting… Our gaze is captivated by a dancer’s feet. Tightly strapped in bejewelled stilettos, they stomp and splash in puddles...

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Smash
Location: Central Station and The Goods Line Price: Free

Ideas

Truth-Telling & Documentary

It's time for truth-telling. First Nations voices have been excluded from our national dialogue for too long. Understanding the soul of our nation means...

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Truth-Telling & Documentary
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall Price: From: $40.00

The Business of Baz

“It takes a certain audacity for an Australian director to make a film about an American idol. Then along comes Baz Luhrmann.” (Good Weekend, Sydney...

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The Business of Baz
Location: State Theatre Price: From: $50.00

Semi Permanent 2022

Semi Permanent returns to its hometown of Sydney for the 20th anniversary of what is the biggest and longest-running creativity and design festival in...

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Semi Permanent 2022
Location: Carriageworks Price: From: $199.00

Music

Spiritualized

*Aus Mainland Exclusive* With special guests Party Dozen Legendary British space-rock act Spiritualized is back in orbit, spreading the swirling...

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Spiritualized
Location: The Big Top, Luna Park Price: From: $89.00

Annie Hamilton | National Art School

Musician, visual artist, and designer Annie Hamilton performs an intimate and immersive live show to launch her long-awaited debut album, The Future Is...

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Annie Hamilton Album Launch
Location: Cell Block Theatre, National Art School Price: From: $25.00

Hermitude | Vivid LIVE

Get ready to cut loose for a night of massive dancefloor bangers as Australia’s premier party rocking duo Hermitude rock the Northern Broadwalk for their...

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Hermitude
Location: Sydney Opera House Price: From: $74.00

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