From 25 May, the 4th annual Vivid festival will light up the city of Sydney. The festival is a celebration of light, music and ideas, and it transforms our city in spectacular colour. The festival, made up of three streams, Vivid Live, Vivid Light and Vivid Ideas, has been named by The Guardian as ‘One of the top 10 ideas festivals’ on the planet.
Vivid Live is a celebration of music. This year, the spectacular line up includes Florence and the Machine, performing alongside the Ceremonial Orchestra, Melbourne’s The Temper Trap playing songs from their upcoming album, and many international talents, such as R&B superstar Janelle Morae.
Check out the Sydney Opera House Vivid Live website for specific information about events:
Always one of the most popular events, from 6pm to midnight from 25 May – 11 June, light installations and projections, will utilise our most famed architectural landmarks as a canvas, lighting them up in spectacular style. See cutting-edge German lighting artists Urbanscreen illuminating the tiles of the Sydney Opera House. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Customs House, Circular Quay and the Rocks will all be illuminated. This is not to be missed.
Held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Vivid Ideas will be the biggest ever meeting of creative industries in Sydney. Through information sessions, discussion panels and workshops, they will collaborate and showcase new ideas through multiple events open to the public, discussing electronic gaming, fashion, film, design, publishing, architecture and much more.
Download the full Vivid Sydney program here:
Download a map outlining the light installations here:
So, don’t miss out on this spectacular festival of light, music and ideas!
25 May – 3 June 2012