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Cool Attractions at Vivid Sydney 2022

  • Sydney’s much admired Vivid festival is making its triumphant return in 2022 with a stacked lineup of international acts and other big names! This year, the festival of light, music and ideas tells the story of the city’s roots through vivid light installations, music concerts and brilliant workshops. If you’re ever planning a trip to this harbour city of Australia, there’s no better time than the months of May-June, when Sydney shines at its best. Here are a few top attractions worth checking out!

     

    The unmissable Vivid Light Cruises

     

    Vivid springs its magic all over Sydney’s massive harbour and for 23 days the city skyline will show off its true beauty, embedded with vibrant lights and colours. With numerous festivities spread across the vast harbour, millions of people from far and near flock here to witness it all in its glory. The best way to do so is to catch the Vivid Cruises and soak it all in, including close-up views of the famous Lighting of the Sails of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and much more. Enjoy the luxury of choosing from over three excellent vessels including the premium glass boat, a multi-million dollar catamaran and a classic paddlewheeler. After you're done taking in the views of the famous landmarks and other towering structures you can head inside to savour a freshly prepared array of dishes and maybe even pair it with purchasable drinks and other beverages. Oh and don’t forget to bring your cameras as you will be cruising past some of the most jaw-dropping attractions of the festival. What more could you possibly ask for in a cruise?! Start booking now!

     

    Music gigs you need to attend

     

    The return of Vivid Sydney is music to our ears. Literally! The city-wide celebration of innovation, technology and creativity will also bring forth a selection of star-studded lineups to bring rhythm to the city and its people. You can expect acts from the Zimbabwe-born, Aussie-raised rapper Tkay Maidza to performances from the legendary space-rock band, Spiritualized. Esteemed Indie Rock cult artist Baxter will take it to the stage at Metro Theatre while up an coming New York rapper, Cakes Da killa will turn in it up at Oxford Art Factory. You can also look forward to Vivid Live at Opera House where Australian music royalty Paul Kelly stages a special performance, Sampa The Great debuting her new show and other exciting acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Arno Faraji and many more. Proud LGBTQIA+ warrior, American singer, Perfume Genius will also be kicking top gears at Carriageworks, harnessing music healing powers with his piano-driven music.

     

    Intriguing Discussions and Workshops

     

    Since the restrictions have been lifted off, the power behind the festival has drawn in massive names to spark discussions that explore everything from racism, gender politics, workplace toxicity, identity and more. These thought-provoking talks from creative minds who embody the artistic spirit of the city will provide the listeners with a fresh perspective on numerous subjects. Platinum singer-songwriter Troye Sivan, an become an inspiration for the young, queer and artistic souls around the planet, will take it to Sydney Town Hall to share his takes on the complexities of fame, queer poitics and much more. Earlier on the day you can catch Gretchen Carlson and Lisa Wilkinson discussing ideas on workplace toxicity while shedding light on coming forward and speaking out. The former had  laid the foundation for the #MeToo movement, which was later dramatised in the movie Bombshell. You can also dive deep into the world of psychoactive drugs and the medicinal benefits it has produced over the past couple of years at Vivid Ideas Exchange, The Great Hall.

     

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