Light sculptures are one of the best free attractions at the annual Vivid Sydney festival. These events are family friendly and take place from 6pm to midnight. The Circular Quay light sculpture events will run from 25 May to 11 June, 2012. Sydney Opera House, Customs House and Museum of Contemporary Art will be the main attractions as they will each be highlighted with 3D light sculptures. In addition to the light sculptures, there will also be interactive light installations, such as digital games (Hopscotch and Tic-tac-toe) and light shows.
URBANSCREEN will also be taking over the Sydney Opera House as well. This will be an exclusive Vivid Sydney event and it is also free to attend. It will run from 25 May to 11 June, 2012, from 6.00pm to midnight.
Live Music Events
The live music program for Vivid Sydney 2012 is certainly special and it is composed of both Australian première events and exclusive Vivid Sydney events.
Perhaps the most anticipated events is Florence the Machine with the Ceremonial Orchestra. Led by the dazzling Florence Welch, Florence the Machine continues to earn both critical and commercial acclaim. Whilst Florence the Machine is also on an Australian tour in May 2012, the Vivid Sydney event will feature Welch perform exclusively with the 'Ceremonial Orchestra' - a reference to the latest album release, Ceremonials.
The girl power continues with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who will present Stop the Virgens, which was co created by KK Barrett. This event is also an Australian première and Vivid Sydney exclusive event. It will feature Karen O with 13 piece musical accompaniment and special guests.
And finally, LCD System say goodbye with a special Australian première screening of Shut Up and Play the Hits. This documentary captured LCD's final performance in Madison Square Garden and recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012.
There are a number of public lectures and workshops occurring during the Vivid Sydney festival this year. You will find special events relating to arts, gaming, fashion, film, music and industry issues.
Below are some of the highlights - click on the respective links for further details.