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Vivid 2018 dates announced

20 March 2018
The world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney, returns from 25 May to 16 June 2018.

Back for its 10th year with a stellar festival program, Vivid Sydney features a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and a cutting edge contemporary music program.

Highlights include:

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said each Vivid Sydney program continues to outshine the last and 2018 will be no different.

“Every year we are attracting more and more people to our state because of our world class events,” Ms Berejiklian said.

"Since 2011 the overnight visitor spend from Vivid Sydney has gone from $6 million to $143 million.”

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall added that TAFE NSW students will again have the opportunity to gain incredibly valuable work experience as part of Vivid Sydney.

“In a collaborative effort across various campuses from Sydney and rural and regional NSW, students have designed beautiful lighthouse structures for the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney; and a 3D large-scale mapped projection for the Vivid Sydney debut of Government House.”

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