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Unmissable Attractions of Vivid Sydney (2022)

by Charlotte Evelyn 2 months ago in travel tips
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Vivid is back! Make the best of Vivid 2022 by indulging in some exciting attractions– Vivid Cruises, Vivid Ideas, the Streets of Barangaroo and much more!

After a forgetful 18 months, Sydney is going to light up once again for the annual Vivid Sydney festival. Vivid Sydney 2022 is going to be bigger and better than ever and promises to dwell on the soul of the city by inviting light artists, musicians and brilliant minds from across the globe. For 23 days, Sydney will constantly change shapes and colours and will in turn spark a sense of wonder and inspiration among us to come out and take part in it! Here’s a glimpse into what’s about to come!

Sydney Harbour

Winter marks the arrival of the biggest festival of lights in the Southern Hemisphere in the form of Vivid Sydney with tens of thousands of people flocking to the harbour city to witness this extravaganza. The harbour is evidently the centre of attraction with numerous eye-catching elements taking place here including the Lighting of the Sails of the Opera House. Soak in all the scenic vistas on the Vivid Cruises and find out why the harbour is hailed as one of the main drawcards of the festival along with delicious food! Pair it with the purchasable drinks and beverages and you got yourself a ticket to one of the best night outs in Sydney! You also get to enjoy the luxury of choosing from over three top vessels including a premium glass boat, an authentic paddlewheeler and a multi-million dollar catamaran! On a Vivid Cruise in Sydney, watch all the harbour attractions and click amazing photographs of every single one of them including the well-lit harbour Bridge and Luna Park, among others! This makes the harbour cruises an unmissable attraction during Vivid Sydney 2022!

Streets of Barangaroo

As it looks, Vivid Sydney wil spark numerous streets and venues of Sydney and one among them is the buzzing streets of Barangaroo. When the festival springs its magic on the streets of Barangaroo, it transforms into an even bigger spectacle for your senses and into a more of a ‘must-explore’ spot. Explore the busy promenades and come across numerous street artworks including the intriguing displays at Exchange Square and along Wulugul Walk. There's something for everyone in this spectacular lineup of entertainment– enjoy lip-smacking, vivid-inspired delicacies from over 40 restaurants, bars and cafes. Wander around this pedestrian-rich region and discover why Barangaroo South is regarded as one of the go-to destinations for Sydneysiders.

Our Connected City

Sydney is renowned around the world for its mammoth sized buildings and iconic architectures and Our Connected City seeks to bring a network of connections around the city with the power of light. These monumental buildings stand tall every year with their own identities and structures but the arrival of Vivid changes everything. The festival sheds light on the interconnection of the city’s top buildings with the help of a kaleidoscopic light design. For the first time ever the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be lit up on both sides with hundreds of vibrant lights and colours. This spans across the famous span of The Rocks, around Circular Quay and onto the Sydney opera House forecourt. Concurrently, above the city skyline, over 150 searchlight beams burst upwards onto the night sky, tracing lines across the cloud! This vibrant colour setting reflects on the surface of Sydney Harbour’s waters, creating thousands of individual light sources as reflected in a mirror!

Vivid Ideas (Highlights)

Vivid Ideas is one of the underrated attractions of the festival. Now that the restrictions are finally lifted off, the organisers are scurrying to assemble a brilliant lineup of some of the most creative minds of the world. This year, Vivid Ideas can be experienced in multiple ways and are sure to ignite all your senses. Troye Siva, Gretchen Carlson, Aaron Sorkin, the list goes on, so be there to uncover new perspectives!

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