Vivid Sydney is coming back in September. The festival, which has been most anticipated by Sydneysiders, will have surprises aplenty to compensate for its absence last year. Vivid Lights is one of those annual events at the festival which adds to the festival’s outlook in leaps and bounds. Here is a brief look-see into how Vivid Lights will transform the harbour.
The event ports you into a wholly different world, with its magnificent facades of lights and colours seeping out of every nook and corner that you turn to. The large-scale installations, 3D-mapped projections and laser light shows on Sydney Harbour are something worth looking forward to. You could perhaps get on board a harbour ferry, a Sydney Vivid cruise or reserve a seat at a harbourside restaurant to see these mesmerising sights in all its glory. The Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House marks the beginning of the night. The series of interactive and immersive art installations and light art sculptures trails through the gleaming waterside precincts of the Botanic Garden and Barangaroo. You can visit the Rocks to see the spectacular show at the Museum of Contemporary Art and other interesting installations for families and children.
Vivid Music is another illustrious aspect of the festival. This year, Vivid will feature an impressive line-up of both international and Australian talents, who will perform at all stages across the city. If you’re uncomfortable harrowing through the crowds, then Vivid cruises are perfect for you. They also help you cover almost all the lights at the harbour wrapped in comfort and luxury. There are so many Vivid cruise packages on offer at the moment and there’s no doubt about finding one that suits your budget and requirements. Most cruises also offer a freshly prepared gourmet dinner to match the grandeur of the nights. If you’re looking at cruises already, here’s a heads up: there are some cruises that offer an uninspiring run-up and down the waters, under the bridge without giving you a good view of the lights at Circular Quay or the Botanic Gardens. During the festival, these vessels will cruise around the Lights.
Unique Vivid Sydney Experiences
If you’re not so familiar with the popular festival, don’t you feel it would be great to have a guide to show you around the Vivid precincts? A Vivid Sydney walking tour is perfect for visitors in the city; a commentary on the lights, buildings with a little bit of history will surely hit the spot.
Love photography? This one’s certainly for you! A Vivid Photography tour is often led by a professional photographer who will take you on a 3-hour guided tour from the National College of Photography, through some of the best spots to shoot the Vivid installations. Also, learn the best tips to capture the best photos at night.
A memorable way to see the lights at Vivid Sydney is a Bridge Climb. A Vivid BridgeClimb blesses your eyes with an aerial night time view of Sydney Harbour that is hundred times prettier than any time of the year. Although a bit expensive, a BridgeClimb is worth the spend and is sure to create the best memories for a lifetime.
To add some extra fun to your Vivid experience this year, head over to the popular Luna Park in the evening for a delightful night you’ll never forget.
With a little bit of extra planning, it’s guaranteed that you can make this year’s Vivid experience extra special. If you’ve decided to pop in at a ticketed event or reserved venue, don’t forget to book your seats at least a few weeks prior to the festival. We hope y’all have a good one!
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