Sydney will be lit up for three weeks for the Vivid Festival, which promises to bring captivating art exhibits, 3D light projections and live performances to the city.
On May 26th, the switch is turned on for the annual Winter Festival of Lights, kicking off with over 300 events including visual exhibits, music, ideas and food.
Now in its 13th year, Destination NSW attracted more than 2.2 million people last year to hit the streets for a night out and boost the tourist economy.
This year’s festival will focus on our relationship with the natural environment and will also include the launch of Vivid Food, which includes a ‘Chef Series’ of four world-renowned chefs appearing in pop-up restaurants and restaurants around the city.
US actress and White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge is set to converse with show creator Mike White at the International Convention Centre, while British author Janet Winterson is set to appear at Sydney City Hall.
The Vivid Sydney Light Walk stretches 8.5 km between the Opera House and Central Station and features 57 free light art installations and 3D projections featuring 32 NSW-based artists and collaborators. increase.
Vivid Music boasts a cutting-edge contemporary music program featuring 67 live and concert performances by national and international artists at 14 venues.
Roads will be closed in the CBD from 5pm and people will be urged to leave their cars at home and use public transport.
Tourism Minister John Graham said the festival will transform cities and boost economies.
On May 24, he said, “I’m delighted that Vivid is evolving just like Sydney. This year we’ve included our fourth pillar, Vivid Food, created by the best culinary talent. We look forward to sampling some of New South Wales’ best produce.”
Festival director Gil Minervini said Vivid has matured and evolved into an inclusive event celebrating the best of the creative industries.
“We have raised the bar for scale and scale of events, revitalizing new parts of the city. Our line-up has a more diverse mix of talent from more industries,” she said. rice field.
Vivid Sydney runs from May 26th to June 17th.