In 2021, Vivid Sydney is ready to help Sydney rediscover its spirit of curiosity as it transforms the city into a playground of the unexpected. After a year on hiatus, Vivid’s long-awaited return is ready to make up for lost time, with a program bursting with innovation, entertainment and technology on a never-before-seen scale.
Over 23 nights, from September 17-October 9, Sydney’s streets, buildings and public spaces will be coursing with energy as mercurial art installations, towering projections and 3D optical illusions light up the night. There will also be a host of must-see musical acts, thought-provoking talks, workshops and family-friendly events taking over venues in the CBD, the Rocks, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo and Circular Quay, including the Sydney Opera House.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said, “Through revealing the vibrancy of the full Vivid Sydney 2021 program, there is no doubt this much-loved festival will provide everyone with a multitude of reasons to experience Sydney after dark.
“Now in its 12th year, Vivid Sydney 2021 will be unlike anything you’ve seen before, transforming five locations across the CBD with unexpected light-art installations and projections, eclectic music performances and thought-provoking talks. The Vivid Sydney we know and love will be back, from the creativity and innovation to interactivity and excitement. Australians have a huge appetite for adventure, and I encourage everyone around the country and in New Zealand, to start planning their visit to Vivid Sydney now."
To help you navigate this dynamic program, we’ve handpicked ten Vivid Sydney happenings that truly capture the depth and breadth of this year’s event.