Our Top Picks From This Year's Stellar 'Vivid Sydney' Program
Listen up fam, we were #blessed today with the honour of attending the official program launch of Vivid Sydney 2017 and sweet niblets it's going to be fkn amazing.
If you have never been to Vivid before - first of all, wtf - the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas has announced a stellar program kicking off May 26 - June 17.
Instead of hibernating, Sydney-siders as well as people from across Australia and the world gather to take in incredible light displays, mind-blowing musical acts and engage in thought-provoking discussions in major landmarks across the city.
So to get you pumped and prepped for a L-I-T experience, here are our top picks from the lineup...
Last year 2.31 MILLION people visited Vivid and no doubt this year new records will be set. Our picks of the light artworks would definitely be 'Organic Vibrations' at the MCA, 'Music Box' at Cadman's Cottage and 'Deep Forest' at Martin Place where art meets FOOD concocted by PORTENO. Enough said.
Special shout out must go to Ash Bolland, the artist who will light up the iconic Opera House sails with 'Audio Creatures', when Vivid turns its light on at 6pm May 26.
This year 250+ music events are on offer with special mentions to 'Curve Ball', the one day festival at Carriageworks, X|Celebrate, a showcase of emerging local talent and returning favourite 'Heaps Gay'.
But of course, we can't go past Vivid Live, which never fails to sell out so get in quick!! Headlining Sydney exclusive shows are Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), Fleet Foxes, Air , Laura Marling and The Avalanches. WE CANNOT WAIT.
Finally, more than 180 workshops, speakers and panels will take place during Vivid, but if we HAD TO choose, we're holding out hope for the Shepard Fairey - who you may recall is the artist behind the iconic Barack Obama 'Hope' posters.
I’ll be traveling to #Australia in June to headline @vividsydney's Game-Changer talk on Saturday, June 17th at the Sydney Town Hall! It’s been 14 years since my last trip to Australia so I’m excited to participate in this event, paint a wall, and also host an exhibition in conjunction with Vivid's festivities. Keep a lookout for more details on that soon! Special thanks to @eddiezammit and @ambushgallery for inviting me. To purchase tickets, visit link in bio. #Sydney, see you soon! 📷: @jonathanfurlong #vividideas #vividsydney #tworldjournal #ambushgallery
For more information and to see the full list of events, visit the Vivid Sydney website here OR download the MyVivid app.
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