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Vivid Sydney 2011

Get ready for another big, bright and musical winter in Sydney in 2011.

The Vivid Sydney festival has been running in the harbour city since 2009 and each year it gets better. This year will see 40 light installations – including the lighting of the Opera House sails – and music and theatre performances, as well as other ideas-based events.

This year’s program will see massive 3D light projections of the Opera House and buildings around Circular Quay and The Rocks. The Opera House is the focal point of the event, featuring a huge line-up of local and international musicians and performers as well as the amazing projections on the sails by French digital projection artists Superbien.





Stephen Pavlovic of Modular Records will curate Vivid 2011’s music program. The line-up includes names such as Bat for Lashes, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Avalanches, Cut Copy, Horse Meat Disco and The Crystal Ark.

Of course, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to meet up with friends too with activities going on throughout the event, including the official Sony Lounge – where radio station tripleJ will be broadcasting a daily show.

As Vivid Sydney Executive Producer Ignatius Jones explains: “We are working with our best and brightest talents in the creative industries, and inviting international creative minds to Sydney to show off what they can do, to swap ideas and most importantly reach out to the public and electrify us with their creations.”

Touted as the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, we love the fact that there’s such a push to engage Sydneysiders in winter activities. With such comfortable winter temperatures, it’s surely one of the best cities in the world to enjoy.

The festival will run from 27 May – 13 June 2011.


Vivid Sydney