Sydney’s favourite festival of light, Vivid, is coming back in 2021.
It’s one of the most iconic events of Sydney’s annual events calendar. But in 2020, like so many festivals and events, Vivid Sydney was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, we have some very good news to share. The crew behind Vivid Sydney have revealed the festival of light is returning in 2021 for another year of light, music and ideas.
Mark your calendar: Vivid Sydney will be making its long-awaited return from August 6th to 28th 2021. It’s set to be an exciting line-up of visual artists, music makers, and big thinkers, with a program of exciting and inspiring events. And it’s set to be a big boost to NSW’s economy, with the event attracting over 2 million visitors to Sydney in 2019.
So, what can you expect for Vivid Sydney in 2021? They’ll be large-scale light installations, inspiring projections, free events, cutting-edge music performances, thought-provoking talks, workshops, conferences and more. The program is split into three categories: Vivid Light (installations), Vivid Music (live performances) and Vivid Ideas (talks and conferences). Find out more of what to expect from each below!
Vivid Light 2021
Head to the inner city to experience an array of awe-inspiring installations and 3D projections as part of the Vivid Light program. The harbour’s foreshore will come alive with architecture and open spaces set to be illuminated, including The Rocks, Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Darling Harbour, Luna Park and Chatswood.
Vivid Music 2021
Contemporary music will take centre stage at Vivid Music in 2021, with performances by local and global acts at various Sydney venues. Get ready for Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House and X | Celerate (a collab between Vivid Sydney and the City of Sydney) showcasing grassroots and local talent at venues across the city.
Vivid Ideas 2021
Expand your thinking with talks, industry seminars, conferences, debates and workshops from some of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators and speakers.
To find out more about the Vivd Sydney 2021 program, click here.