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Light show Vivid Sydney from May 26 2017

SYDNEY: Vivid Sydney, among the most spectacular light shows in the world, is set to return to Sydney for 23 nights from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017.

Vivid Sydney2016, Sydney Opera House, Songlines, Artist Donny Woolagoodja. Credit: DestinationNSW, JH 0004 (PRNewsFoto/Destination NSW)
Vivid Sydney2016, Sydney Opera House, Songlines, Artist Donny Woolagoodja. Credit: DestinationNSW, JH 0004 (PRNewsFoto/Destination NSW)

Owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the State Government’s Tourism and Major Events agency, the event attracted more than 2.31 million people from around the globe in 2016, as per a press release. It added that┬áVivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, which annually transforms the Harbour City into an outdoor art exhibition with its colourful creative canvas.

It features large scale light installations and projections, musical performances and collaborations and creative ideas, discussion and debate celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific said a press release.

Vivid Sydney 2016, Sydney Harbour. CREDIT: Destination NSW, KM 5698 (PRNewsFoto/Destination NSW)
Vivid Sydney 2016, Sydney Harbour. CREDIT: Destination NSW, KM 5698 (PRNewsFoto/Destination NSW)

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres said, “Last year, Vivid Sydney boasted its biggest program ever with more than 90 light installations and projections created by more than 150 artists from 23 countries, 190 music performances and 658 speakers in 183 Vivid Ideas events. Highlights included Songlines, an incredible projection inspired by the ancient dreaming tracks that weave across landscape and skies, created with the work of six renowned Indigenous artists and the first Indigenous lighting of the iconic Sydney Opera House Sails.

He added that Vivid Sydney 2017 promises to be even bigger.

Diary date

What: Vivid Sydney 2017
The world’s largest festival of Light, Music and Ideas, and Australia’s largest event,
Vivid Sydney is a major celebration of the creative industries.

When: Friday 26 May – Saturday 17 June 2017

Where: Sydney, Australia – Locations across the city including lighting projections along the iconic Sydney Harbour foreshore including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

For more information: www.vividsydney.com

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