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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.
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.
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.
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.