It’s not long now until Sydney lights up with 2017’s Vivid festival from 26 May to 17 June, and it’s going to be a challenge trying to experience every one of the world-class attractions and events. Luckily, we’ve put together some of the biggest highlights (if you’ll pardon the pun) to help you make the most of your time at the festival. The Avalanches – Since I Left You Block Party with special guests DJ Shadow, Briggs, Sampa the Great and Jonti
27 and 28 May at Northern Broadwalk
Vivid Sydney always brings the goods in terms of music, and 2017 is no different. Experience the long-awaited resurgence of The Avalanches in front of the Sydney Opera House along with talented special guests. Be sure to also catch Laura Marling, Nick Murphy and Fleet Foxes while they play at the Concert Hall throughout May and June. More information
Lighting the Sails: Audio Creatures
Nightly at the Sydney Opera House
If you only see one thing at Vivid this year, make it the Sydney Opera House! In 2017 we take a deep dive into an immersive world as the iconic sails are illuminated by awe-inspiring imagery from Sydney artist and art director Ash Bolland, complemented with soundscapes from Brazilian composer Amon Tobin. You’ll experience lush plant life, sea creatures and birds of flight in this nightly display. More information
Our Robot Future
16 June at The Connection, 30 Shoreline Drive
As technology moves at an ever-increasing pace we’re now looking at a world where the development and use of robots is transforming entire industries and indeed, our daily lives. Hear a panel of tech and innovation experts debate where we’re heading and what place robots will hold in that future, at this free event at The Connection. More information
CURVY: Creative Women’s Conference
1-4 June at 1 Kensington St, Chippendale
CURVY is now in its eleventh year and in 2017 it brings even more workshops, exhibitions, talks and networking opportunities for female artists and creatives who are driving success and change in their diverse industries. If you haven’t yet experienced the raw talent and passionate focus that this conference celebrates, then this year is absolutely the time to jump in and be inspired.
Where to stay during Vivid Sydney 2017
If you’re in search of short term accommodation in Sydney during Vivid Sydney 2017, our serviced apartments in the CBD offer opulent suites with full facilities, breath-taking city vistas and ideal proximity to every event of this world-class festival. Remember: book direct for the best rates, guaranteed.