The 5th annual Vivid Sydney (24 May – 10 June) was officially opened with Sydney’s Opera House illuminated in a 3D-mapped visual feast of colour, movement, and lighting artistry by Australian creative innovators The Spinifex Group.
The largest light, music and ideas festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Vivid Sydney features lighting installations around the Sydney harbour foreshore, live music performances, and over 120 creative industry events.
Vivid Sydney is expected to attract over 550,000 people in 2013.
This year, Vivid Light has tripled in-size, with one-third of lighting installations from international artists including from the USA, Germany, Italy, Greece, Malaysia, Korea, Poland, Brazil and New Zealand.
Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House, part of Vivid Sydney’s music program, opened with performances by r’n’b soul legend Bobby Womack, as well as electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, who opened the first of a four-night presentation of their retrospective series.
Vivid Sydney is managed by Destination NSW as part of the NSW Government’s new tourism and events strategy.