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A drone show over Sydney Harbour.
Photography: Supplied | Destination NSW | Daniel Tran | Written in the Stars drone show - Vivid Sydney

The epic Vivid Sydney drone shows start lighting up skies this weekend

Titled 'Love Is In The Air', this year’s drone show will see more than 700 drones light up the sky above Sydney

Winnie Stubbs
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Winnie Stubbs

Vivid Sydney is on right now, helping our city shine bright at night. The abandoned railway tunnels below Wynyard have once again transformed into an immersive audio-visual wonderland for Dark Spectrum. Lightscape is back on in the Botanic Gardens. There's a new kid in town – Tekno Train. And the magnificent Vivid Drone Show that lit up the sky above Circular Quay is also returning – this time, all in the name of love. It kicks off this King's Birthday long weekend, with free shows in the sky on Saturday, June 8, Sunday, June 9 – followed by a grand finale show on the final night of Vivid, Saturday, June 15.

Yep that's right – you only have three chances to catch the Vivid Drone Show. (If you're looking for info beyond the drone show, check out our Ultimate Guide to Vivid 2024, over here.)

Sydney drone show
Photograph: Supplied | Destination NSW

Titled 'Love Is In The Air', this year’s Drone Show will see more than 700 drones light up the sky above Circular Quay. Reflecting this year’s Vivid theme (Humanity), the magical visual spectacle will be a celebration of romance; something the Vivid team have described as “an instinctive part of human nature [...], the best aspects of humanity”.

This year’s show has been curated by Gill Minervini, and will be soundtracked by Sydney-based DJ and Producer Peewee Ferris.

Which nights will the Vivid Sydney drone show be on for?

The Vivid Sydney drone show will only be on for three nights: on Saturday 8, Sunday 9 and Saturday 15 June (which is the final night of Vivid).

If last year’s shows are anything to go by, Sydneysiders are in for a treat. The Vivid Drone Show is free to witness, so we’d suggest calling your lover, and booking a table at one of the best restaurants in Circular Quay for the best views in the house.

You can learn more over here.

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