Vivid Sydney is a celebration of creativity, innovation and technology that transforms the Sydney CBD in winter through Light, Music and Ideas. Celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2021, 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 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 collaborations including Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House. 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.
Vivid Sydney will return in August 6-28 2021.
Destination NSW is working with key stakeholders, including NSW Health, to deliver a COVID-safe event – more details will be available closer to the event in line with the Public Health Orders and NSW Health advice at the time.
Sydney has a wonderful range of accommodation available from small budget through to 5-star. To be close to the action in the city we would recommend you stay in The Rocks, Circular Quay, Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont or North Sydney. Destination NSW’s website Sydney.com contains a wealth of information for you to choose your accommodation, and to find out what else is on offer in Sydney for you to enjoy during your visit.
If you’re thinking about extending your stay, why not plan a visit to regional NSW also? For inspiration, go to VisitNSW.com.
Light, Music and Ideas
Vivid Sydney illuminates the city with glowing light installations in Sydney’s public spaces and vibrant projections veiling the city’s iconic architecture on the edge of the harbour, including Circular Quay, The Rocks, Barangaroo and Darling Harbour.
Vivid Music pulls back the curtain on Sydney’s unexpected soundscape of electrifying live performances with our 2021 line up. In secret spaces and famous places, fresh artists blaze bright new trails in the music world and music icons shine.
Beyond the luminous streets, Vivid Ideas hosts an array of thought-provoking talks and deep-dive discussions with some of the world’s greatest minds, innovators and creatives. Play with new ways of thinking, be curious about the ‘next’ and radically challenge your perspective.
Feedback & Involvement
The Vivid Sydney team welcome your constructive feedback. To do so, head to vividsydney.com/contact-us
If you are a restaurateur, bar or café owner, hotelier, retailer, entertainer, museum or gallery owner, tour provider or run a local attraction, get involved in Australia’s biggest and brightest festival with the Vivid Sydney Local Business Program.
Expressions of Interest for Vivid Sydney Light, Music and Ideas are currently closed. Keep an eye on the Vivid Sydney website and social media channels for updates about opportunities to be involved in the Vivid Sydney program or register your interest for 2022 here.
From time to time Destination NSW does seek quotations for the supply of goods and/or services relating to Vivid Sydney for each of the contract opportunities please visit the Vivid Sydney Work With Us page.