Vivid Festival Sydney Harbour

Vivid

It’s almost that time of year again! In less than a few months Sydney Harbour will once again be transformed into a magical wonderland of intricate light projections, thought provoking shows and beautiful music. This year’s displays are set to be bigger and stronger than ever, attracting guest numbers greater than 2.5 million. For 23 days as of the 25th of May, guests from around the globe will be enchanted, astounded and inspired as Vivid turns 23 winter days (and nights) into spectacular celebrations of light, art, music and ideas.

Whether you’ve already attended Vivid many times or have an opportunity to experience it for the first time, don’t miss this year’s displays. They’re predicted to be the best ones yet- and you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time!

While the most recognisable aspect of Vivid is likely to be the terrific light displays, the festival is divided into three most prominent areas: Vivid Light, Vivid Music and Vivid Ideas. Each a unique and vital component of what makes Vivid so special.

Vivid Light

From 6 pm daily, Vivid Light transforms Sydney city into a creative utopia suitable for individuals of all ages to enjoy. Whether you choose to cruise on the Sydney Harbour and watch the magnificent displays from a distance or favour a light walk that winds from Martin Place to the Botanical Gardens, you are in for a treat. Darling Harbour and Barangaroo boast the most impressive projections and fountain shows that will be sure to leave you in awe.

Vivid Music

Vivid Music is an innovative and contemporary music program designed to showcase some of the most talented and daring artists and performers from around the world. You can expect impressive collaborations, live bands, emerging local artists and international acts paired with light and laser displays that will not disappoint. Some Vivid Music venues include Carriageworks, the Sydney Opera House as well as hotels, bars and clubs around Sydney.

Vivid Ideas

The Vivid Ideas program presents thought-provoking and stimulating workshops and presentations. You can expect talks, events and debates by leading industry practitioners and some of the most innovative and creative minds on the planet. It is the ideal place to get inspired, learn and gain new insights and ideas.

Our favourite way to see Vivid is onboard one of our luxury vessels. With approximately 2.5 million expected guests and visitors, it can be a little overwhelming trying to coordinate an on-land outing whilst so many others are trying to do the same. Being on a boat is a foolproof and comfortable way to get some nice photos and take in the beauty and magic without overcrowding. It’s also a very memorable and special way to spend an evening with family and friends.

If you’re interested in chartering a private vessel for Vivid, don’t hesitate to get in touch via our contacts page or give us a call at the office! As this is one of our busiest times of year, vessels do get booked out very quickly!

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