One of the best ways to travel is to plan your trip around a festival happening at your holiday destination. From full moon parties to cultural festivals and concert events, it’s always so more fun when there’s something exciting happening you’re looking forward to!
Australia has so much to offer, and one of the best times to travel to Sydney is when Vivid Sydney is underway. We share 3 great reasons why you should be here from 22 May to 8 June 2015!
One of the most outstanding features of Vivid Sydney is the incredible display of colours that transform the iconic landmarks from its usual look. Take part in the Vivid Light Walk – begin your journey from the Sydney Opera House welcomed by huge fighting fish in Splendens. Along the way, look out for the huge pulsating heart, brain signals, apparitions and the “eye” all made possible by light technology and a little creativity.
When you’re there, remember to catch the Vivid Laser-Fountain Water Theatre, where a spectacular liquid-light show awaits you. Be mesmerized by the fluid lighting, laser water jets and dancing flames all engulfed in a symphony of lights and sounds.
You’ll definitely be thrilled – and we’ve only just started!
Concerts and Music Events
You’ll be accosted by the enthralling visuals, and a festival isn’t a festival without music! Get into the groove with original scores and tracks from musicians, bands and DJs performing everywhere. Choose from free performances to ticketed events, and there’s a whole array of vibes to suit your mood for the day.
For the first time, Central Park will be a part of Vivid Sydney and it will be an incredible transformation. This internationally acclaimed urban village will be peppered with public artworks, a light projection display and unique beats by 3 DJs – the Park is now your dance floor!
Check out other music performances here.
Big Creative Ideas
They say the best ideas are the ones that make a difference to the world – and Vivid Sydney is the best place to hear them. Just take a look at the array of ideas at this year’s festival:
- Archikidz Play(ground): “Archikidz believes that great cities need great public spaces for people of all ages to come together. Kids should be seen & heard – an opportunity for PLAY in the city should be high on the agenda.”
- The Science of Talent Attraction: “You’ll learn from Indeed Senior Vice President Paul D’Arcy why the old myths about recruiting no longer apply and how to put the new science of talent attraction to work for your business.”
- Game ON: “The first event of its kind in Australia – Game ON is an exclusive event offering insights into the immersive and converging worlds of games culture and online video.”
You not only get great entertainment at Vivid Sydney, you also gain valuable insights that stimulate ideas or could even shift your views and opinions. It’s a fantastic opportunity to also hear from the who’s who of the industry and beyond!
It’s an amazing festival at Vivid Sydney, and this year a total of 13 precincts have been outlined for your entertainment. Don’t worry about getting lost amidst all the entertainment, they’ve got useful maps and guides for you, and there’s always the fantastic Australian hospitality you can count on! Enjoy this unique annual event of lights, music and ideas with your family and friends.
Our friendly Jetabout specialist can definitely make this the most VIVID holiday experience you’ll ever have!
There’s so much Sydney and Australia has to offer – so if your holiday extends beyond Vivid Sydney festival, make your way down to the rest of Australia. A self-drive adventure, or perhaps a tour of New South Wales, Cairns, Darwin, Tasmania, or Perth and Western Australia? Find out what else you can do in Australia with our tour packages and grab our specials during this Qantas’ 80th Anniversary period – free SIM cards, gift cards, promo fares and much more!
Images in this article courtesy of Hamilton Lund, Tourism NSW unless otherwise stated.
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