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The best gigs, parties and experiences to get amongst during Vivid Sydney

From glowing sip and paint seshes, to party cruises and underground queer performance art

Alannah Maher
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Alannah Maher
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Maya Skidmore

Vivid is about much more than pretty lights, and in 2022, we're being promised the biggest, most illuminating program ever. We're rounding up all the cool, niche experiences to pick and choose from to set your own Vivid agenda. 

While you're at it, fuel up with the best places to eat during Vivid and these five spectacular bars for watching the lights.

Bright lights, bright city: read about how artists Ken Done and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran are giving Vivid a glow up.

  • Museums
  • History

Ultimo's Powerhouse Museum is keeping the doors open after hours for Thursday evening soirées. Expect live music, film screenings, workshops, talks and exhibition tours, every Thursday night. In June, the museum is teaming up with Vivid to put on some avant garde soirees exploring fashion, Ballroom, queer culture and the legacy of disco.

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