Vivid Sydney, the renowned festival of light, music, ideas, and food, returns for its 14th edition this year, promising 23 nights of unforgettable experiences from May 24th to June 15th.

This year's theme, Humanity, delves into the very essence of what makes us human – love, kindness, compassion, and creativity. The festival promises a diverse program that will explore these themes through stunning light installations, captivating music performances, thought-provoking ideas sessions, and mouthwatering culinary adventures.

A City Transformed: Embrace the Light

Vivid Sydney is renowned for its ability to transform the city into a living, breathing art gallery. This year is no exception. Prepare for large-scale light projections, immersive experiences, and interactive artworks scattered across iconic Sydney landmarks.

The Sydney Opera House sails will adorned with the captivating display of the 2023 Archibald Prize winner, Julia Gutman's Echo (2024). Walk under a canopy of 40 kilometres of rainbow lasers emanating from the Sydney Tower, a powerful symbol of hope created by US artist Yvette Mattern. These are just a couple of highlights from a dazzling line-up that includes works by Reg Mombassa, Guan Wei, and Leila Jeffreys, promising a truly magical experience.

Music to Your Ears: A Festival of Sound

Vivid Sydney isn't just about lights. Music lovers will enjoy the curated program of live performances, intimate concerts, and electrifying DJ sets happening across various venues. Budjerah, grentperez, and Mallrat will be gracing the stage at the free Tumbalong Nights program, while established artists like Deerhoof, Jen Cloher, and No Fixed Address will bring the energy to the newly opened Machine Hall Precinct.

A Feast for the Mind: Vivid Ideas Ignites Curiosity

Vivid Ideas, a cornerstone of the festival, returns with a program designed to spark curiosity and ignite conversation. Expect thought-provoking theater productions, interactive installations, and engaging discussions that will challenge your perspectives.

Participate in After the Fact, a series of nightly discussions on current affairs, or peek into someone else's window at Window Dressing to discover a universal human trait.  Embrace the power of human connection through A THOUSAND WAYS: An Encounter, or be mesmerised by the immersive dance and art installation of Shifting Perspectives.

A Culinary Adventure Awaits: Vivid Food Tantalizes Taste Buds

No Vivid Sydney experience is complete without a journey through the diverse culinary landscape of Sydney and NSW.  Foodies can rejoice! Vivid Fire Kitchen returns with delectable offerings at its new location, The Goods Line.

Celebrate the power of women in Australian gastronomy with A Culinary Canvas by Danielle Alvarez, or savor a taste of Ukraine at Plates with Purpose hosted by Kyiv Social.

Explore over 20 top chefs and restaurateurs at the VividPlace Food Trail, or indulge in a bespoke bar snack and cocktail experience at Aurorae at Bennelong Bar.

Plan Your Vivid Sydney Experience

Vivid Sydney 2024 promises to be another unforgettable experience. Tickets on sale now,.
Head to to to plan your itinerary, and be a part of this global celebration of humanity.

(Images, Top: Tim Stackpool. Lower: Destination NSW)