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Vivid Sydney 2019, New South Wales
May 24, 2019 - June 15, 2019
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 24 May to 15 June.
Celebrating its 11th year, Vivid Sydney 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.
More than 50 light works will illuminate the Light Walk – the largest outdoor gallery in the southern hemisphere. Expect a true spectacle from Andrew Huang’s Austral Floral Ballet, a tribute to the nation’s native flora set against the silhouette of the Opera House. Meanwhile, Claudia Nicholson will transform the Museum of Contemporary Art’s facade backed up by a soundtrack from LonelySpeck.
With 23 days of talks, workshops and fora, expect your mind to be in overdrive. Spike Lee discusses politics and story-making while providing his award-winning insight into directing movies. Esther Perel explores how the digital age has affected our concept of love. Pullitzer Prize winner Sebastien Smee, Holly Throsby and Jocelyn Brewer consider our inner life and the price we pay for our obsession with all things digital in the Mark Colvin Conversation.
Music will be very much to the fore at Vivid Sydney with The Cure performing four concerts, while Underworld will also be rolling back the years. Maggie Rogers, Herbie Hancock and Aussie legend Paul Kelly are other notable singers featuring in the festival.
When is Vivid Sydney 2019
From 24 May to 15 June.
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