Vivid Sydney 2017 program announced
The world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas returns this year with a stellar program that will illuminate Sydney for 23 spectacular nights.
The Vivid Light Walk returns to the city, joined by displays at Chatswood, Martin Place, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, plus an expanded trail through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Plus, for the first time, an illuminated trail of light installations will weave through the laneways and past the waterfront of Barangaroo’s new business district.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the sails of the Sydney Opera House would be lit up “with a spectacular projection of imaginary creatures inspired by insects, plants and the ocean underworld, that will captivate locals and visitors from around the world.”
Music performances in the festival lineup include the trailblazing UK electronic dance outfit Goldfrapp, folk-rock masters Fleet Foxes, indie rock band Dappled Cities, and Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves. The Ideas program will be headlined by American contemporary artist Shepard Fairey.