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Vivid Sydney is here! Check out its Top Attractions!


    The best festival of lights, music and ideas has finally kicked off in Sydney and what an opening weekend we had! On an adrenaline-fueled opening evening on Friday, the city was draped in colours and lights thanks to its prominent buildings being lit up, 200 beams splashed across the skies and over 50 light installations. The festival this year brings to us more than 200 events, including numerous festival firsts, spread across dozens of locations across the city. Check out this brief guide to some of the unmissable attractions and events in this year’s Vivid Sydney.


    Embark on a Vivid Sydney Cruise


    ‘Vividifying’ everything it touches is one of the main highlights of the festival and it is at its best on Sydney Harbour. A slew of attractions and lights installations can be seen here along with tens of thousands of people hotfooting to many vantage points for the best visual treats. How about you take to the waters for a vivid cruise and experience the city skyline like never before!? 


    Cruises are a popular way of traversing the harbour during Vivid Sydney as it gets you the ultimate seats in the house for viewing the festival vistas—Lighting of the Sails,  the massive Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and many more! It’s going to be a heck of night for you and your companions. And with restaurant-quality dining together with a fully licensed bar on board, expect nothing less. Moreover, you also get to choose from a variety of vessels including authentic paddlewheelers, modern catamarans and premium glass boats. Stay in the loop for the best Vivid dinner cruise deals and get ready for a jam-packed night on Sydney Harbour!


    Games, Games, Games


    Video games are a big part of the youth community, in fact, it is supposedly a bigger business than movies, music and books. On the 11th of June, the festival hosts an incredible event where gamers from far and near can assemble and enjoy the opportunity to meet the legends behind the biggest games. The event is split into several segments – you can pitch your game ideas, gain knowledge about careers in gaming and of course, play some games! You can also take part in workshops with Unity, a leading game engine for creating real time 3D content, where you can make use of cutting-edge tools to make incredible games and publish them to many platforms!


    House of Bombay Bar


    Vivid is regarded as one of the best free festivals ever. The 2022 edition of the festival is bringing you more than plenty of festival firsts, one of them being the Bombay bar at Darling Harbour. Bombay Sapphire will team up with Vivid Light Walk artist Elliot Routledge and musician Nicky NIght Time to produce a stunning sensory experience along with some servings of cocktail! The bar will be open from the 27th of May till the festival ends. 


    Two Unmissable ‘Ideas’


    Why the sudden explosion of interest in psychedelics? Are psychoactive drugs better for health? Why is ‘‘Big Pharma’’ changing its perception towards the therapeutic use of currently illegal psychoactive drugs? Find all the answers to these burning questions as the ‘The Future of Drugs’ unfolds at The Great Hall on June 3. Get in line as experts discuss the potential benefits of medicinal cannabis and other psychoactive drugs on mental health, addiction, and treating neurological disorders.


    Pop sensation Troye Sivan leads the light for Vivid Ideas this year, as he travels through his mind, sharing his takes on fame, art, beauty, gender politics and more! Troye is regarded as a fashion maverick and an advocate of individualism, and has a prominent place in the hearts of the youth.


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