A brilliant array of colour, music and creativity shining upon Sydney as the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas Vivid Sydney 2017, nears its end.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said visitors are coming to NSW, not only to experience Vivid Sydney in all its shining glory, but to venture further afield into rural and regional NSW.
“Visitors to Vivid Sydney are coming for the lights and staying for the sights of this great State. In fact, visitors who travelled on to rural and regional NSW after experiencing Vivid Sydney last year, delivered an additional 65,000 room nights into the regions and $11.5 million in visitor expenditure
Highlights of this year’s Vivid Light program include Audio Creatures, featuring imaginary sea creatures lurking deep in the harbour to shimmering plant life, projected on the city’s ultimate canvas, the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Barangaroo (South) lights up as a new precinct alongside returning favourites Chatswood, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Taronga Zoo.
More than 400 Vivid Music events will be held across the city alongside 280 Vivid Ideas events including the Game-Changers Talk Series with American contemporary artists Shephard Fairey, BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti and Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone.