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|10 May|3 mins

What to expect from Vivid Sydney 2018

Lights, camera, action!
Laura Collins
10 May
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Vivid Sydney kicks off on May 25 and runs until June 16. As always, the line-up is jam-packed with epic stuff to keep you entertained; from tunes and talks to live-art installations – and, of course, the lights! In celebration, we’ve curated a selection of the must-not-miss events around town.

THE LIGHTS

Every year, a masterful lights display is projected onto the Sydney Town Hall, and this year might be the cutest one yet. May Gibbs iconic storybook characters Snugglepot and Cuddlepie will star in the show, to celebrate the centenary of their creation. Luna Park will be lit up for the first time too, so it’s worth hopping on the ferry for a look (and, if we’re honest, a ride on the dodgem cars). And while you’re in Circular Quay, wander up to the Opera House steps for an incredible vantage point of the many fantastical light displays that are projected around the harbour. They’re arguably the most magical part of Vivid.

News
|10 May|3 mins

What to expect from Vivid Sydney 2018

Lights, camera, action!
Laura Collins
10 May
Share:

Vivid Sydney kicks off on May 25 and runs until June 16. As always, the line-up is jam-packed with epic stuff to keep you entertained; from tunes and talks to live-art installations – and, of course, the lights! In celebration, we’ve curated a selection of the must-not-miss events around town.

THE LIGHTS

Every year, a masterful lights display is projected onto the Sydney Town Hall, and this year might be the cutest one yet. May Gibbs iconic storybook characters Snugglepot and Cuddlepie will star in the show, to celebrate the centenary of their creation. Luna Park will be lit up for the first time too, so it’s worth hopping on the ferry for a look (and, if we’re honest, a ride on the dodgem cars). And while you’re in Circular Quay, wander up to the Opera House steps for an incredible vantage point of the many fantastical light displays that are projected around the harbour. They’re arguably the most magical part of Vivid.

Luna Park Vivid Sydney Render 2018 via Vivid Sydney.

THE MUSIC

Whelp, Solange is playing but – shocker – she’s all sold out. While you hunt down tix on Gumtree, don’t forget that there are still plenty of fun parties to attend. There’s the debut of Dreams, a much-anticipated collaboration between Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns and Empire of the Sun tune-maker Luke Steele. If you’re in the mood to dance, there are shows by St. Vincent, Alison Wonderland and one dedicated to Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet soundtrack which is a sure-fire good time. If you’d rather nod your head nonchalantly, grab tickets to Ice Cube at the Sydney Opera House, and if you’re keen to up your jazz appreciation levels, Lee DeLaria (who plays Boo in Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black) has a show combining live-storytelling, comedy and jazz-infused vocals.

THE IDEAS

TBH we’re kinda most pumped to see James Cameron, the legendary director of Titanic and Avatar who is also a marine explorer, NASA advisor and pioneering force in the fight to protect our planet. He’ll be talking about his work as an underwater filmmaker, as well as the many scientific discoveries and technological insights he’s made throughout his career. You’ll find inspiration at the Peggy Oki and Laura Wells conversation too; Peggy was the founding female member of ‘70s skateboarding crew The Z Boys, and Laura is a model-slash-marine biologist (no biggie). The pair will discuss how their work has made them agents for positive change, and explain how you can be one in your everyday life too.

For more info about Vivid Sydney, head here.

Laura Collins
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