Vivid Sydney
Festival of light

Vivid Sydney

In 2020, Sydney’s biggest winter festival had to go on hiatus - but in August 2021 it’s coming back bigger than ever!
06 Aug 2021
28 Aug 2021

The biggest festival of light in the World - Vivid Sydney - is coming back to the Harbour City from 6-28 August with a dazzling display of colour and creativity.

This festival of music, technology and ideas brings some of the world’s foremost artists, musicians, and thinkers to Australia to share their visions with you. Expect large-scale installations in public spaces, free events, music performances, conferences and intriguing talks by prominent artists and thought leaders like James Cameron. 
What’s on at Sydney’s festival of lights

In 2019, Vivid attracted an incredible 2 million visitors to Sydney and, with the NZ travel bubble open, the city could be livelier than it’s been in years. 


From 6pm each night, you can expect incredible 3D projections and light shows transforming public spaces and architecture around The Rocks waterfront areas.


An exciting musical programme will accompany the lights with performances from grassroots local talents and well known international names. 


The cornerstone of the Vivid experience is the sharing of creativity and ideas. To make it happen, Vivid is bringing together some of the world’s greatest minds in a series of public talks and debates.


And the best part? All of Vivid Sydney’s grid-connected lighting installations are powered by green-power-accredited renewable energy sources from regional NSW and the festival is involved in a number of other sustainability initiatives from carbon offsets to waste minimisation. 

Now more than ever, we could use the vibrant light and exciting ideas that Vivid Sydney brings so watch this space for more details around the Vivid Sydney programme and events in The Rocks.