Vivid Sydney Announces 2017 Program With New Precinct, Epic Music & More

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Vivid Sydney Announces 2017 Program With New Precinct, Epic Music & More

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Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas is returning “bigger, bolder and brighter” in 2017.

This morning, the new program was announced and it includes a new precinct at Barangaroo, an expanded light walk through Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and imaginary creatures that will transform the Sails of the Sydney Opera House.

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When it comes to music, the Sydney Opera House will be delivering an eclectic suite of not-to-be-missed performances from influential American folk-rock band Fleet Foxes, French electronic superheroes AIR, British singer and songwriter Laura Marling, and producer and bonafide hit-maker, Australia’s Nick Murphy.

Martin Place will be home to Sydney’s most popular food and beverage purveyors, alongside grand, interactive light installations. Highlights include a new version of the multi-award winning 3D mapped projection Urban Tree 2.0, and Deep Forest, an urban jungle for feasting featuring an open flame fire-pit with barbeque treats from Porteño and some of NSW’s best fire chefs.

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Lights for the Wild at Taronga Zoo, will return featuring giant animal light sculptures that wowed visitors when they made their debut last year. A few new characters and surprises will join the 2016 favourites, including a swarm of buzzing bees, and a giant interactive Port Jackson shark.

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The buildings, shopping malls, streets and laneways of Chatswood CBD will be reinvented as a retro-futuristic smart city called Future City, Smart City with ingenious installations and light sculptures inspired by the ‘Steampunk’ design aesthetic of 19th century steam-powered machinery.

Vivid Sydney will run from Friday 26th May to Saturday 17th June.

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