18 Day Festival of Light, Music and Ideas

22 MAY -- 8 JUNE 2015

SYDNEY, Dec. 10, 2014 (Antara/PRNewswire) -- Vivid Sydney, the largest light, music and ideas event in the Southern Hemisphere, is set to impress once again when it returns to Sydney in 2015. The 18 day event, named Best Tourism Event at the Australian Event Awards in 2014, is on from 22 May to 8 June in 2015, which is also the International Year of Light.

Owned and managed by Destination New South Wales, the State Government's Tourism and Major Events agency, Vivid Sydney attracted more than 1.43 million people in 2014.

Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said, "Vivid Sydney dazzles visitors with its creative and entertaining line-up of performances, light displays and installations. As it continues to become more popular every year, I encourage visitors to start planning their trips to Vivid Sydney now."

Heading into its seventh year, Vivid Sydney celebrates the creative industries. Much of the festival is free and includes large scale light installations and projections as part of Vivid Light; music performances and collaborations as part of Vivid Music; and creative ideas, discussion and debate as part of Vivid Ideas.

Event listing alert to add to your diaries now:

What: Vivid Sydney 2015

The largest light, music
and ideas event in the
Southern Hemisphere,
Vivid Sydney is a major
celebration of the
creative industries.

Vivid Sydney includes:

Vivid Light: Free, outdoors and amazing art installations
transform Sydney's architecture and open

Vivid Music: Music collaborations and performances to
entertain and intrigue including Vivid LIVE
at the Sydney Opera House

Vivid Ideas: Creative ideas, public talks, industry
seminars, conferences, workshops and

When: 22 May - 8 June 2015

Where: Sydney, Australia

Locations across the CBD
including lighting
projections along the
harbour foreshore
transforming Sydney
Opera House, Museum of
Contemporary Art
Australia, Customs
House, First Fleet Park
and many more

More: For images of and media
releases of Vivid Sydney
2014 go to

Full program for Vivid
Sydney 2015 to be
announced over the
coming months.

Note to editors about Vivid Sydney:

Vivid Light expanded into more precincts than ever before in 2014, taking the event to a new level. For the first time in 2014, the harbour joined in with Harbour Lights lighting up ferries and vessels, the new CBD precinct Martin Place impressed audiences with giant light installations, and new Vivid programming at Carriageworks, the Seymour Centre, Sydney University and The Basement provided ongoing enjoyment for festival goers.

Long-term favourites including the Lighting the Sails of the Sydney Opera House, the sandstone facades of Customs House and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the lighting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and the foreshore running from East Circular Quay right around to Campbell's Cove and Walsh Bay once again hypnotised audiences with their impressive light projections and installations.

Vivid Music also expanded into new precincts and venues around the city in 2014 with a bigger and better program than ever before and an exciting line-up of performances. Offering more than 50 musical events at the Sydney Opera House, Carriageworks, the Seymour Centre and the Basement, Vivid Music sold more than 15,000 tickets and Vivid LIVE, the core of Vivid Music at the Sydney Opera House, sold more than 37,000 tickets.

Vivid Ideas brings together the best and brightest creative minds from Australia and overseas and in 2014 it attracted more than 34,000 people. In 2014 there were 200 creative industry events as part of Vivid Ideas, with over 550 speakers. Vivid Ideas will have plenty to inform and inspire audiences in 2015, including the Australian premiere of Here Lies Love at Barangaroo in Sydney.

Media enquiries:
To request a famil to Vivid Sydney or for more information for your event listings or Vivid Sydney stories, please contact:

Melissa Wilson, Melissa.wilson@dnsw.com.au / +61-2-9931-1156
Corinne Cowlishaw, Corinne.cowlishaw@dnsw.com.au / +61-2-9931-1462

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