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What is Vivid Sydney?

What is Vivid Sydney?

Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of light, music and ideas that takes place in Sydney, Australia. It is a three-week long celebration that usually takes place in May and June, and it attracts millions of visitors from all around the world. The festival is renowned for its impressive light installations, projections, and interactive exhibits that transform some of the city’s most iconic buildings and landmarks into stunning works of art.

The festival is spread out across different locations in the city, including Circular Quay, the Rocks, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, and Taronga Zoo. Each of these locations offers a unique experience, with different light installations and exhibits that are tailored to the particular site.

Circular Quay is perhaps the most popular location, as it is home to the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, two of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks. The Opera House is usually the centrepiece of the festival, with a stunning light projection show that transforms the entire building into a canvas for light and colour.

Darling Harbour is another popular location, with a range of interactive installations that are perfect for families and children. One of the highlights of this area is the giant illuminated robot, which is controlled by visitors using their mobile phones.

Barangaroo is a relatively new addition to the festival, and it offers a more immersive experience with a range of installations that incorporate sound, light, and interactive technology. One of the standout exhibits here is the giant illuminated snail, which glows and changes colour as visitors interact with it.

Taronga Zoo is another location that is popular with families, offering a range of interactive exhibits that showcase the zoo’s animals in a new light. One of the highlights here is the illuminated trail, which takes visitors on a journey through the zoo after dark, with various light installations and projections along the way.

In addition to the light installations, Vivid Sydney also features a range of music and ideas events, including talks, workshops, and performances. These events take place throughout the festival, with different themes and topics explored each year.

Overall, Vivid Sydney is an incredible festival that showcases Sydney in a new light. It is a must-see for anyone visiting the city, offering a unique and unforgettable experience that combines art, technology, and entertainment.

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