The countdown to Vivid 2017 begins
The world's largest celebration of lights, music and ideas is once again gearing up to take over Sydney later this month -- and we, for one can’t wait!
Over 23 nights, from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June, the city will be bathed in the breathtaking brilliance of 90 installations and projections, created by more than 180 Australian and international artists, across seven precincts including for the first time, Barangaroo (South).
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the unveiling of Vivid Sydney’s biggest and best ever festival was just around the corner and Sydney and the rest of NSW is preparing to play host to a huge influx of visitors.
“As we countdown to opening night, preparations are in their final stages, with special effects being tested, kilometres of cable and fibre optics being rolled out, thousands of lights ready to be installed and Vivid themed-menus being finessed by Sydney’s top chefs and restaurateurs,” says Adam.
The expanded 2017 Vivid Sydney line-up includes more than 400 Vivid Music events, up from 190 in 2016, across 40 venues.
There will also be more than 260 Vivid Ideas sessions, up from 183 in 2016, featuring 370 speakers from 12 countries across 67 venues.
“Vivid Sydney’s biggest-ever program follows last year’s record-breaking festival, which saw more than 2.31 million attendees, including more than 184,000 overnight domestic and international visitors (17,000 from China alone), contribute more than $110 million in visitor spend to the NSW economy," he says.