Vivid Sydney expands to new city precincts
13 April 2015
Vivid Sydney is set to shine even more brightly in 2015 when the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas delivers its biggest program yet. For 18 nights, from 22 May - 8 June, Vivid Sydney will again transform the city and harbour.
Expanding into new city precincts Chatswood and Central Park, with its biggest ever music program including Australian exclusives such as The Hoodoo Gurus at the Powerhouse Museum and Daniel Johns' international solo debut at the Sydney Opera House, and heavy-hitting speakers at Vivid Ideas.
A world class event, now in its seventh year Vivid Sydney is set to continue to position Sydney as a globally-competitive and innovative city with a thriving creative culture.
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said: "Vivid Sydney is an incredible public event that has seen amazing growth, attracting a record 1.43 million attendees in 2014. It's the largest festival of its kind in the world, and with our biggest program yet, there's even more to love about Vivid Sydney this year.
"With such an amazing festival planned, Destination NSW will continue to work with the travel industry to encourage visitation to Sydney from across Australia and the globe for this incredible event. We aim to build on the results from last year when more than 20,000 international visitors travelled to Sydney on dedicated Vivid Sydney travel packages," she said.
Boosting NSW visitor economy
In 2014 the Festival injected $41.3 million into the NSW visitor economy. It was also named Australia's Best Tourism Event In 2014 (and Australian Event of the Year in 2013) and Helpmann Awards Best Special Event in 2014.
Vivid Sydney is owned and managed by Destination NSW and is supported by NSW Trade & Investment.
To find out more go to the Vivid Sydney website.