Vivid Sydney 2014 - 23rd May - 9th June
This weekend, Sydney will find itself immersed in light and music when the world’s creative industries return for the fifth year as Vivid Sydney, once again, takes over.
After dark, from 23rd May to 9th June the cityscape will be recast and drowned in colour with interactive light installations, international music performances and public talks from the world’s greatest creative minds.
Its breathtaking Lighting of the Sails has become an iconic event which renders the Sydney Opera House as a colossal canvas for a groundbreaking, light-projected adventure with each year’s spectacle more extraordinary than the last.
A first for this year is the, what must be immensely satisfying, 'Colour The Bridge' which sees over a hundred thousand LEDs covering the famous span, ready to pander to your every whim. Using the latest in interactive technology from Intel, members of Joe-Public like you can select a section(s) of the bridge to be lit up, choose the colour pattern and instantly see your creation projected onto the mile-long, 40-tonne behemoth. Beats that painting your mum put on the fridge, eh?
However you choose to get involved in Vivid this year, our unbeatable hotel deals will put you in the heart of the action.
The best bit is that all light-installations and projections are totally free to stumble upon and experience and the organisers are assuring both visitors and Sydneysiders alike that Vivid Sydney 2013 is the biggest and best yet. With the number of events and installations nearly trebled since 2012, local and international artists will transform the very fabric of the city, from the Harbour Bridge to the water itself and the buildings that surround, into a truly staggering multi-media playground.
Musically, the festival is leading with electronica and audio-visual legends Kraftwerk who will deliver 8 unique, retrospective performances at the Sydney Opera House. The city will also play host to a diversity of artists and performances in venues accross the city from Bobby Womack, to the homegrown Empire of the Sun, to dark orchestral reimaginings of the Blade Runner Soundtrack.
Throw all this into one of the world's most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities, add a smattering of our time’s most creative and influential thinkers delivering talks, conferences, and workshops and you've got a truly phenomenal event not to be missed.
So why wait? We've brought together the best deals on everything from luxury hotels to budget accommodation for Vivid Sydney 2014 so I guess we’ll see you there!