Vivid Sydney has finally shed light on the 2016 edition of the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

Following on from the announcement of its full set of dates earlier this month, the program for the eighth Vivid Sydney has now been made public. The festival is split into three main areas: Vivid Light, Vivid Music and Vivid Ideas.


This year’s festival is set to run over 23 massive nights starting Friday May 27, with one of the highlights set to be a virtual reality project at Carriageworks called Bjork Digital, with Björk herself to DJ at the launch party on Friday June 3.


Meanwhile, the Sydney Opera House arm of the festival, Vivid LIVE, will feature performances from New Order and Bon Iver, and the MCA is also set to host a soon-to-be announced lineup for Vivid Music.


Vivid Light will showcase its most extensive set of visual attractions, with over 80 light installations across the city and surrounds. Campbell’s Cove, the Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney Opera House, Walsh Bay, The Botanical Gardens and the Harbour Bridge, as well as Chatswood and Taronga Zoo will all host installations.


Vivid Ideas is back too, and this year will feature talks with acclaimed director Spike Jonze, author and commentator Jane Caro, and Orange Is The New Black creator and writer Jenji Kohan.

Vivid Sydney will run from Friday May 27 until Saturday June 18. Information and tickets are available from the official Vivid Sydney website.

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