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Vivid Sydney grows bigger

Monday, 23 March 2015 19:26 administrator
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SYDNEY  Vivid Sydney is set to shine brighter this year when the city’s festival of light, music and ideas delivers its biggest programme ever.
For 18 nights, 22 May to 8 June, Vivid Sydney will again transform the city and harbour but this year the programme expands to include new city precincts Chatswood and Central Park.
Organiser are promising the biggest ever music programme including Australian exclusives such as The Hoodoo Gurus at the Powerhouse Museum and Daniel Johns’ international solo debut at the Sydney Opera House, and heavy-hitting speakers at Vivid Ideas.
Vivid Sydney, now in its seventh year, is owned and managed by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
Destination NSW Sydney Opera HouseDestination NSW chief executive officer, Sandra Chipchase said: “Vivid Sydney is public event that has seen amazing growth, attracting a record 1.43 million attendees in 2014. It’s the largest festival of its kind in the world, and with our biggest programme yet, there’s even more to love about Vivid Sydney this year.”
“Vivid Light will still beat strongly in and around Circular Quay, but Vivid Sydney is spreading even further into the city suburbs, with Central Park and Chatswood joining the programme this year,” said Chipchase.
Favourite locations Circular Quay, Walsh Bay, Martin Place, and Darling Harbour are back with over 60 light installations and projections with even more opportunity for visitors to get hands on, more water theatre shows – this time with lasers and fire – and new and expanded programing at Pyrmont & The Star and the University of Sydney. The sandstone canvases of Customs House and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) will also return with spectacular new 3D projections.
inside no 7.1With all eyes on the Sydney Opera House, Lighting of the Sails will once again take its place as the centrepiece of the amazing light spectacular during Vivid Sydney, with Universal Everything promising awe-inspiring projections.
Part of the Vivid Music programme, Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House features a 10-night run of exclusive Sydney-only performances and for the first time will also include two large scale outdoor events, internal light projections and an event for kids and families.
“With such an amazing festival planned, Destination NSW will continue to work with the travel industry to encourage visitation to Sydney from across Australia and the globe for this incredible event. We aim to build on the results from last year when more than 20,000 international visitors travelled to Sydney on dedicated Vivid Sydney travel packages,” Chipchase said.
Vivid Sydney welcomes the return of Intel, a world-leader in computing technology, as event partner for the fifth consecutive year. 2015 Supporters include Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, City of Sydney, Sydney Opera house, The Star, Canon, Indeed, 32 Hundred Lighting, Oracle and TDC.