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What's the big deal about Vivid Sydney?

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What's the big deal about Vivid Sydney?

story by: Mike Williams

The Sydney CBD is an energetic hub of creative industries and every year the Vivid Sydney festival celebrates their collective ingenuity and imagination. For three weeks Sydney becomes a colossal canvas as iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are turned into giant works of art using interactive light sculptures and building projections. Local and international musicians perform artistic expressions of their own and the world’s leading creative thinkers hold public talks and host exchange forums. 

Vivid Sydney is usually held between May and June and has been taking place annually since 2009. It has become the largest light, music and ideas event in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting more than 500,000 people. The 201​6 event was massive, an estimated 1.4 million people attending. The 201​7 edition, to be held over 23 nights from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, looks to be bigger than ever.

Making your way around the festival is pretty easy, as the Vivid Sydney precincts are within walking distance of Sydney Central Business District and North Sydney train stations, plus there is a free Vivid Sydney Harbour Shuttle ferry service.  

While there you can have a ride on Luna Park Sydney’s Ferris Wheel, which will give you a fantastic view of some of Vivid Sydney’s lights. 

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