Vivid 2016


Jessica Christy writes:

Sydney has been assaulted with strong stormy weather lately, however Vivid Sydney the Light, Music and Ideas Festival continues to put a twinkle in the eyes of thousands.

Last night a few of the DCC gals and I hit the city to check out what the annual festival has on offer this year. We could not have picked a better night to go – being a weeknight the crowds were more than manageable and the weather was on point.

See our adventure below.

Stop 1: Martin Place
A great starting place to grab a bite to eat from the food trucks and see a few installations.

Vivid Sydney 2016

Vivid Sydney 2016, Martin Place, Fountain. Photo credt – James Horan / Destination NSW

Stop 2: Customs House
Take 10 minutes and watch the Hidden Stories movie screened up on the beautiful Customs House building – great for all ages. 

Vivid Sydney 2016

Vivid Sydney 2016, Clr Quay,Customs House, Sydney’s Hidden Stories. Photo credt – James Horan / Destination NSW

Stop 3: Steps of the Opera House
The interactive clouds at the bottom of the Opera House plays music from Wafia and Ta-ku  when you dance underneath.

Vivid-Sydney-2016-SoundClouds-CircularQuay-Sydney_CREDIT_Rocket Weijers

Vivid-Sydney-2016-SoundClouds-CircularQuay-Sydney_CREDIT_Rocket Weijers

Stop 4: The Catherdral Lights
Located in the Royal Botanic Gardens – this is a must see!

Vivid Sydney 2016 - Cathedral of Light


Stop 5: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia



Stop 6: Sails of Sydney Opera House
The iconic Sydney Opera House is my personal favourite – best viewed from across the harbour by the Cruise Terminal.

Vivid Sydney 2016, Opera House, Lighting The Sails 'Songlines.

Vivid Sydney 2016, Opera House, Lighting The Sails, Songlines. 26/5/2016 Photo Credit – James Horan/Destination NSW

We spent approximately three hours wandering around and had a fantastic experience! If you haven’t seen Vivid this year, get in quick before it ends on Sunday 19 June.

For more information visit the official Vivid website – 

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