Welcome to Sydney! As you enjoy your stay at Meriton Suites, you’re also in for a treat as our city comes alive with the annual Vivid Sydney festival. This year’s festival, themed ‘Vivid Sydney, Naturally’, runs from May 26th to June 17th, 2023, and it’s set to be an unforgettable experience. Here’s your essential guide to the top 5 things to see and do at Vivid Sydney 2023.
Light Up Your Night with Stunning Installations
As the sun sets, Sydney transforms into a hypnotizing wonderland of light and colour. With over 50 vibrant light installations and 3D projection artworks scattered across the city, there’s plenty for you to explore and marvel at. Make sure you don’t miss the Lighting of the Sails at the Sydney Opera House, where the works of renowned Australian artist John Olsen will be brought to life in a spectacular tribute to his over 60‑year career.
Experience the Dark Spectrum
One of the highlights of this year’s festival is the Dark Spectrum. Located in the Wynyard Tunnels beneath the city, this electronic labyrinth is a multi-sensory experience that’s open to the public for the very first time. Get lost in eight monochromatic rooms, each associated with a new mood, from the exciting state of constriction to a sense of reflection and revelation. This world-first experience is set to tour the world after its premiere at Vivid Sydney, so don’t miss out! Tickets start from $35.00
Tune into Vivid Music
Vivid Music will spotlight First Nations and Australian voices, celebrating the legacy of the late Archie Roach AC. Enjoy an incredible free music program at Tumbalong Park on the Vivid Sydney Light Walk featuring Yothu Yindi and other amazing artists. Whether you’re a fan of traditional sounds or contemporary beats, there’s something for everyone to groove to.
Get Inspired by Vivid Ideas
Don’t miss the chance to hear from some of the best creative minds in the industry. White Lotus creator Mike White and star Jennifer Coolidge will be part of a Vivid Ideas conversation panel, touching on topics of satire and friendship, and sharing hilarious anecdotes from their time in Hollywood. Click here for more details.
Savour the Flavours of Vivid Food
This year, Vivid Sydney is introducing a new pillar: Vivid Food. As the culinary capital of Australia, Sydney is ready to serve up one‑of‑a‑kind menus from renowned chefs, multi‑sensory dégustations, and culinary pop‑ups along the Vivid Sydney Light Walk. From local delicacies to international cuisines, prepare your palate for an explosion of flavours.
With five luxurious locations in the heart of Sydney CBD and a prime location in North Sydney, we offer unparalleled access to this spectacular festival of light, music, and ideas. Book your stay at Meriton Suites now and secure your gateway to the Vivid Sydney 2023 experience.