How to Make Your Vivid Sydney Experience the Best Yet

Katie Fowler
by Katie Fowler
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Vivid Sydney’s tenth annual festival promises to be the city's most spectacular and brightest yet. Launched in 2009 as a Smart Light festival for energy efficiency, Vivid Sydney is now the world’s largest annual festival of light, music, and ideas. The event allows more than 1.7 million people experience the NSW capital literally shine thanks to the assortment of outdoor lighting sculptures and innovative installations around the city’s most iconic locations. The best part? It’s free!

If you’re a seasoned visitor and looking to experience the festival a little differently this year, we have three memory-making suggestions for you. Scroll on, book in, and be prepared to be amazed.

Dance under the lights

For the first time, Luna Park will be lit. Literally. With projections that celebrate the spirit of the amusement park. The iconic ferris wheel will also get a moment in the spotlight following an LED refit.  

If music is your bread and butter, rapper Ice Cube will be here playing four shows from tomorrow till May 28 and Orange Is the New Black star, Lea Delaria, will be performing a comedy and live-vocal show that promises to deliver laughs. 

Discover Vivid KX in The Cross

Cockle Bay will be transformed into a deep sea exhibit, with water features and lasers that emulate the ocean, jellyfish and coral. 

Download the Vivid Sydney app and don’t miss a single sight. And get the full rundown of what to expect at the Vivid Sydney website. 

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