Celebrating Vivid Sydney’s 11th Year!

Celebrating Vivid Sydney’s 11th Year!

Thursday April 11th, 2019

Vivid Sydney returns to light up Sydney in spectacular fashion with a brand new program of music, lights and ideas for 2019. This will be the 11th year of the award-winning festival of light and promises to be the biggest yet, with three weeks of dazzling light displays, soul-quenching music events and enlightening talks on modern ideas. With the Vivid event calendar seemingly bursting at the seams, we’ve hand-picked some must-see Vivid events for this year’s festival. 

River of Light

When: 6:00pm – 11:00pm, 24 May to 15 June

Where: Mrs Macquaries Road

River of Light is located in the picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens and consists of two pools of ‘water’ with pulsing LED lights showcasing waves of fluorescent greens, aquas and blues to give the breathtaking visual effect of a river. Designed by the architecture practice Weston Williamson, the installation will feature stunning views of the city lights and skyline as an impressive backdrop.

Curve Ball 2019

When: 2:00pm – 10:00pm, 8 June 

Where: Carriageworks

With an unmissable lineup for 2019, Curve Ball is undoubtedly Australia’s biggest warehouse party of the year. Featuring prominent house music producer Hayden James, the event also boasts other must-see artists like Mallrat, Touch Sensitive and Set Mo. The unique atmosphere of Carriageworks will once again be transformed into a magnificent visual spectacle for the event, with beautiful visuals and prominent sound guaranteeing a night to remember!

Game Changer Series: Spike Lee

When: 6:00pm – 7.30pm, 1 June

Where: Sydney Town Hall

Acclaimed Hollywood director Spike Lee will visit Sydney for the first time to talk everything from film-making to current issues of race in the media. Bringing with him an astonishing wealth of experience, Spike will converse with Rhoda Roberts AO, the Head of Indigenous Programming for the Sydney Opera House. Headlining Vivid’s acclaimed Game Changer Series, be sure to reserve your tickets before they sell out.

Firefly Field

When: 6:00pm – 11:00pm, 24 May to 15 June

Where: Ms Macquaries Road

This astonishing lighting installation explores the natural movements of these elegant, nocturnal Lampyridae. Consisting of 500 flying light points balancing on barely visible steel rods, the installation explores the unpredictable and random movements of each firefly and how this can portray different moods in lighting.

Mad Racket ft. Larry Heard (Live)

When: 5pm – 11pm, 24 May

Where: Bennelong Point, Sydney

A huge open-air party with one of the most stunning backdrops you’ll ever likely to see in Sydney, Mad Racket returns in 2019 bringing with them none other than Larry Heard, the Godfather of underground house music stemming from the United States. Groove the night away to a joyful mix of live synths and deep lyrics as you go on a profound musical journey through the 1980’s Chicago house music scene. 

New Horizons – The Darkest Web

When: 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 26 May

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St The Rocks

Delve into the sinister underbelly of the internet and join author Eileen Ormsby as she shares her experiences with the dark web. Specialising in the buying and selling of weapons, identify theft and much more sinister dealings, the dark web has long remained a mystery for the average internet surfer. Eileen will take the audience through the evolution of the dark web and what the future has in store for the murky depths of the world wide web.

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