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Vivid Sydney 2020, New South Wales

May 22, 2020 - June 13, 2020

Vivid Sydney


Regarded as the biggest light, music and ideas festival in the South, Vivid Sydney will light up the city’s opera house and surrounding harbour area from 22 May to 13 June. Over two million people are expected to attend.

Celebrating its 12th year, this is Australia‘s most beloved and awarded festival, according to the organisers. This year The Cure and Spike Lee are among the many participants at the festival, which is divided into three segments: Vivid Light, Vivid Ideas and Vivid Music.

Vivid Sydney
Enjoy the spectacle of the Light Walk in Sydney’s harbour area.

Vivid Sydney 2020

A full programme of events can be found here, but the three elelments of the show are broadly:

Vivid Light

Some 84 light works will be part of the festival, illuminating the Light Walk – the largest outdoor gallery in the southern hemisphere. Expect a true spectacle along the Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Luna Park and Darling Harbour. For specific events, click here.

Vivid Ideas

From the Future of Sex to the Dark Web, scan from the more than 100 events over 23 days of talks, workshops etc. More details here.

Vivid Music

Music will aso be very much to the fore with 188 events, including Herbie Hancock, The Strides, Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House, and X|Celerate – a collaboration between the festival and the City of Sydney.

Sydney is a wonderful destination in itself, but if you are looking for ideas on what to do elsewhere in New South Wales, click here.

When is Vivid Sydney 2020?

From 22 May to 13 June.

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May 22, 2020
June 13, 2020
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