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Vivid Sydney lights up The Rocks
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Vivid Sydney is transforming The Rocks with light, music and ideas.

24 May to 15 June
6pm-11pm
The Rocks, NSW, 2000
www.vividsydney.com

Vivid Sydney is transforming The Rocks with light, music and ideas. The festival that dazzles Sydney is back for its eleventh year for 23 days and nights. From Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June, Vivid Sydney will turn the city into a gigantic outdoor art gallery, alive with colourful light design.

Right at the heart of the action is The Rocks. Here, you can discover playful, thought-provoking installations along the Vivid Light Walk, witness the spectacular lighting of the Opera House sails, or immerse yourself in invigorating talks at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).

Take time out for refreshments in one of The Rocks’ renowned cafes, restaurants or bars. Then, shop under the stars for eclectic, speciality wares at The Rocks Night Markets.

It’s a joyous extravaganza—the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Gaze upon large-scale light installations and projections. Hear performances by some of the best musicians in Australia and the world. Sink your teeth into a smorgasbord of creative ideas, discussion and debate. Visit Vivid Sydney for more details.

Getting here
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Vivid Sydney at the Glenmore
Vivid Sydney at the Glenmore
24 May to 15 June
6pm-11pm
The Glenmore Hotel

This year The Glenmore has teamed up with UTS to bring you original animations onto the sails of our rooftop and footpaths below. We are excited and privileged to be showing the innovative work these students have...

Vivid Sydney at The Australian
Vivid Sydney at The Australian
24 May to 15 June
6pm-11pm
The Australian Heritage Hotel

Enjoy alfresco dining at The Australian Heritage Hotel under the shining lights of Vivid Sydney. Sip on a mulled cider, or something cool from our light up mugs! Have a break from the crowds with a beer, or grab a pizza...

Vivid Drink & Dine at Fortune of War
Vivid Drink & Dine at Fortune of War
24 May to 15 June
6pm-11pm
Fortune of War

** Lights - Music - Dine - Drink ** Conveniently located in the heart of the Vivid Light Walk through The Rocks and Circular Quay, the Fortune of War is the perfect destination to rest your tired feet and enjoy a...

Tayim Vivid Cocktail
Tayim Vivid Cocktail
Tayim

This delightful cocktail infuses blue pea and cardamom with Ketel One Vodka and Licor 43, adding a dash of lemon reveals a hidden twist that excites both the tastebud and eyes! Available throughout the Vivid period at...

VIVID Sydney at The Push
VIVID Sydney at The Push
24 May to 15 June
Daily
The Push

Open your eyes to mind-bending colour and enter a fun retro-arcade inspired world at The Push during Vivid Sydney festival. With cocktails inspired by your favourite vintage games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, and...

Vivid Sydney at The Rawson
Vivid Sydney at The Rawson
24 May to 15 June
6pm-10pm
The Rawson

Drop in to the The Rawson during your Vivid Sydney visit and you'll find something for everyone! For dinner, you can't go past their bar classics including burgers, pizzas and fish and chips. Or try their insta-worthy...

Vivid Sydney at The Mercantile
Vivid Sydney at The Mercantile
Friday 24 May 2019 to Saturday 15 June 2019
Mercantile Hotel

Enjoy an evening in the heart of The Rocks. Enjoy a pre-Vivid meal and set off to soak in the spectacular...

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The Rocks Night Markets
The Rocks Night Markets
24 May to 15 June
10am-10pm
everySunday,Friday,Saturday

Feast on piping hot pizza just out of the oven or the best gozleme you’ve ever tasted at Playfair Street’s food stalls. Stop off on your way along Vivid’s Light Walk to fill up on delectable gourmet fare, including...

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Vivid Sydney "Light The Night" Package
Vivid Sydney "Light The Night" Package
Friday 24 May 2019 to Saturday 15 June 2019
Holiday Inn Old Sydney

Holiday Inn Old Sydney is located in the heart of Sydney Harbour, where you’ll experience the absolute best of...

Vivid Sydney Accommodation Package
Exclusive Vivid Sydney Accommodation Package
Friday 24 May 2019 to Sunday 16 June 2019
The Russell Boutique Hotel

Make the most of everything on offer at Vivid Sydney and book an exclusive Vivid Sydney package at The Russell...

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LIGHTS

Here's our list of must-see Vivid Sydney installations in The Rocks. All are free to view and illuminated from 6pm - 11pm every night starting Friday 24 May until Saturday 15 June.

For the full list of Vivid Sydney Light installations in The Rocks visit vividsydney.com.

Pixar” 30 Years of Art and Animation

"Pixar” 30 Years of Art and Animation A special project designed specifically for Vivid Sydney and projected onto The Argyle Cut, takes audiences on a visual journey through Pixar Animation. Visitors will gain insight into how art, design and technology come together to bring the imaginative worlds of Pixar’s films to life..find out more

Ballerina

Ballerina Along the harbour’s edge, the image of a dancer shimmers as if on a dream. Ballerina conjures the desire of young artists to reach the infinite through their artistry... find out more

Samsung Electric Playground

Samsung Electric Playgroundshowcases the next generation of mobile innovation, visitors will be able to experience the new features of Galaxy S10 while exploring a giant illuminated playground in First Fleet Park.... find out more

Bug Hunt

Bug Hunt is a magical and interactive game of hide and seek. Join the search and take control of a pair of spectral spotlights to uncover a hidden world of creepy crawlies outside Starbucks in the heart of The Rocks.... find out more

Flip Flop

Flip Flop is a thongophone with a twist. What is a thongophone? It’s a percussion based musical instrument consisting of a series of pipes of different lengths and widths that are hit with paddles, traditionally thongs, to create corresponding notes.... find out more

Let It Snow

Let It Snow This super-scale immersive and responsive installation makes it seems like giant snowflakes have landed at Hickson Road Reserve.This is an environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide. Walk between the crystalline structures for a sense of the way snow flurries. ... find out more

Nostalgia Above

Nostalgia Above, Humans have always had a fascination with clouds. There is something undeniably calming about occasionally looking skyward, taking a moment and drifting into reverie. Nostalgia Above captures the clouds and connects the romance of nature with weather data, demonstrating that there are always brighter, more positive days around the corner... find out more

Torrent

Torrent Torrent marks the rise of extreme worldwide weather events, something we are familiar with in Australia with our droughts, bushfires and flooding rains. Torrent is made from curved eucalypt branches mounted in a swirling pattern reminiscent of the flow of the rushing floodwater and is illuminated by colour changing LED lighting ... find out more

Luminous Flight

Luminous Flight suspends five brilliantly coloured kites above a small laneway. They are constructed from LED tubes and luminous fabric, with free-flowing tails that rustle in the wind giving the illusion of movement... find out more

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