Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Vivid Sydney 2019

Home > Sydney > Art | Community Events | Food Trucks | Fun Things To Do | Music
by Jen (subscribe)
For a ready list of fun things to do or revisit, SAVE the article to your TO DO LIST. Please 'CLICK LIKE' if you enjoyed what you read. The more 'likes' it has, the more exposure the event receives.
Event: -
A unique event of light, music & ideas
vivid sydney 2019, community event, fun things to do, night life, date night, entertainment, theatre, music, art, technology, commerce, seminars, light sculptures, art after hours, new horizons the darkest web, the future of sex, dying for company, citizens of the world, kids activities, festival, ballet, cabaret
Images - Vivid Sydney 2019

Simply put, Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of Light, Music and Ideas. Running from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2019, it's armed with 316 events and more. It's a unique annual event that features many of the world's most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures, a cutting edge contemporary music program over 23 days, and the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails. Click HERE for the Vivid Light Walk Map, and HERE for The Program Guide.

You'll find the website very easy to navigate, with the ability to choose all events via location or date, so start formulating your itinerary and get tickets for events you don't want to miss out on. If you want to just stop and take in the views a while, it's touted that the American Express Lounge at the Cruise Bar Rooftop on level 3 of the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay has the best view of Vivid Sydney. If you're a card member, you're in luck! The Lounge is open to Card Members every night (T&C's apply) from 24 May to 15 June, Monday to Sunday 5:30pm – 10:30pm

While you're there, take note that Street Food Live is running for the duration of Vivid Sydney from 5pm to 11pm, at the Overseas Passenger Terminal Forecourt, where you'll find select street food vendors, gourmet food stalls, artisan deserts, handcrafted beverage makers and more to satisfy your dining needs.

Another great way to experience the fabulous sights and sounds of Vivid Sydney is to board a luxury $5 million dollar catamaran. You'll be treated to a free drink on arrival, and you can take advantage of an exclusive meal deal; both meal and cruise priced very reasonably.

Applications to Volunteer at this event are currently open, but only till 7 May 2019 when it closes, so be quick!

Some of the most interesting programs lie with leading thinkers, creators and innovators who share their insights across tech, design, entertainment and culture. It's especially insightful as it explores and covers the meaning of love, loneliness and belonging in our fast-paced, ever-connected lives. The Spike Lee Talk is all sold out as is Esther Perel on Modern Love and the Digital Age; sending a signal that you really need to get in quick for events you don't want to miss.

The Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth explores the value of an inner life in the internet age. In an age of digital distractions, is there a price we'll pay for this constant interference? Join Pulitzer Prize winning author Sebastian Smee who'll be joined by psychologist and Digital Nutrition expert Jocelyn Brewer whose interest lies in the relationship between depression, sleep deprivation and the use of the smartphone. Holly Throsby (songwriter, muso & novelist) also joins the panel to share her insights on nourishing your creativity.

There are many others talks that would be of interest to those who are very connected to social media, and perhaps those who want to gain insight into current happenings for awareness. The Future of Sex forecasts trends in sextech that shape a sex-positive society in a world where technology penetrates even the most intimate corners of our lives. The Darkest Web is for you if you dare to look beneath the bright friendly light of your internet screen. It's the inside story of the internet's evil twin. Take a look at Japan's lonely generation, Dying for Company in an overworked and undersexed generation, with a population crisis looming due to birth rates crashing. It seems the alarming findings are not limited to Japan.

For inspiration and to learn something new, join one of many workshops, industry forums and business talks on offer. Semi Permanent and Future Forward sessions help you dose up on design inspiration where you'll hear from business leaders at the World Business Forum. Whether your interest lies in storytelling, podcasting, design and technology, health and wellness, fashion, design, music and art, there's a session for you. If you want to learn to be a change agent, join the Citizens of the World workshops and panel.

Sydney's skyline will be illuminated from 6pm each evening, so weave your way along the Light Walk to brighten up your winter nights. There's a lot to be seen across 8 precincts so plan multiple visits and pit stops to make the most of this vast outdoor gallery of light art. For your musical entertainment, you can tap into every imaginable genre in your favourite venues across the city from emerging and proven musical talent.

Kids love gloopy, squishy, stretchy, fluorescent green goo that was a craze in the 70s and 80s. It's back! It's oozing ouf ot tiny green trash cans, filling Cadmans Cottage. Kids and kids at heart can play in a virtual fountain of multi-coloured, sticky slime and interact and direct the flow of fun. What a great idea. You can now fling gelatinous blobs at one another for lots of fun without the mess! Find more activities for kids HERE. The Pixar Animation Studios is another good one for young and old. You'll get a behind-the-scenes sneak-peek at images from the upcoming Toy Story 4 amongst many a visual journey through creative processes.

As you can see, the program is chocka with a lot to go through. Be sure to explore every nook and cranny to make your Vivid Sydney experience phenomenal!

Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  26
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Vivid Sydney 2019
When: 24 May to 15 June 2019
Where: Various venues in Sydney, NSW
Your Comment
jen i think this is one of Sydney's best festivals.
by May Cross (score: 3|6489) 399 days ago
Vivid Sydney (article)
by Richard Milnes on 24/05/2019
by Postcards from Shayne on 11/04/2018
by Cassandra A on 29/03/2017
by Jenny Hatton Mahon on 09/04/2017
by Irenke Forsyth on 12/04/2016
by GiGi GMV on 12/05/2016
by Jenny Hatton Mahon on 04/02/2016
by Hilary on 30/05/2016
by Lydia C. Lee on 26/05/2015
by Gypsy Rose on 30/03/2015
by Greta Mayr on 06/05/2015
by Phoebe Pham on 29/04/2015
by The Curious Observer on 17/05/2015
by Jaclyn Vidotto on 27/02/2014
by Irenke Forsyth on 11/05/2014
by GiGi GMV on 04/06/2014
by Glitterball on 28/05/2014
by Girlie Diaz on 02/06/2014
by Justine Crowley on 04/01/2013
by Lesley Mitchell on 16/05/2013
by Dishy_Diana on 22/05/2013
by Serena on 08/03/2013
by Lisa on 28/05/2013
by Kevin Thai on 24/04/2013
by Vanessa on 20/03/2012
by Wendy on 02/06/2014
VIVID Sydney (article)
by Lionel on 08/04/2017
Vivid Sydney (article)
by Lionel on 12/05/2014
by Wendy on 30/05/2012
Vivid Sydney (article)
by Aimee Chanthadavong on 07/08/2010
Top Events
Popular Articles