About Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology that transforms the Sydney CBD in winter into a kaleidoscope of Light, Music and Ideas. Celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2022, Vivid Sydney captures the uniqueness, vibrancy and imagination of Sydney, positioning the Harbour City as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific. The festival features free mesmerising art displays and large-scale 3D projections from local and international artists, an eclectic line-up of musical performers, thought provoking talks from some of the world’s greatest minds, and the Sydney Opera House for Lighting of the Sails and Vivid LIVE.  

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency. 

Vivid Sydney has been recognised by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and received 15 accolades at the 2019 IFEA Pinnacle Awards including a Gold placing in the Grand Pinnacle category. Vivid Sydney was also voted Australia’s Best Event in 2013, Best Tourism Event in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event in 2017 and 2019 in the Australian Event Awards. 

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