Vivid Sydney

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 1:59pm

The Vivid Ideas program will host more than 200 events to get you thinking in 2017. 


Part of the Vivid Sydney festival, Vivid Ideas is a set of conferences and talks focusing on the changing face of creative industries. American artist Shepard Fairey will headline this year's lineup of creative thinkers.


Fairey is renowned for his HOPE poster, the famous image...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 12:04pm

Vivid Sydney has just announced the program for its 2017 festival of light. And for the first time, Barangaroo has been added to the illuminated list. 


This year's program will brighten up even more of Sydney's beloved cityscape. Our Instagram feeds will have more variety than ever with the announcement that Barangaroo will join the bill for the first time, telling the story of...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 11:25am

After a successful launch event last time around, Vivid Sydney is once again putting silent disco on ice for two weeks this winter.


Don the headphones and enjoy a live DJ set while you skate the rink at Central Park Mall in Chippendale from 4pm each day.


The rink itself will be open from 10am until 8pm daily, with all ages welcome. Capacity is limited to 45...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 11:30am

Sydney's forward-looking rockers Dappled Cities are back.


The indie heroes will release their fifth album ||||| (Five) on Friday May 5, following up the first tasters in the form of 'That Sound' and 'Stone Men'.


Now, they've locked in a special hometown launch show as part of the Vivid Sydney lineup, taking place at the City Recital Hall in Angel Place on...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 10:47am

The full program for the Sydney Opera House's Vivid LIVE festival is here.


Following the announcement that Fleet Foxes are reforming and will headline Vivid LIVE with a series of Opera House shows, the festival programmers have now revealed a bumper full lineup.


Posted 20 Jun 2016 @ 1:24pm

Reviewed on Saturday June 18 (photo by Ashley Mar)


On Saturday night, the Museum of Contemporary Art terrace was home to some of Australia’s brightest electronic musicians. The artists on the lineup – Rainbow Chan, GL, Habits, Buoy, Mira Boru and Banoffee – were held together by two distinct threads: they all happen to be ladies, and are all technically amazing singers and...

Posted 14 Jun 2016 @ 12:10pm

It seems hollow to sit down and write a review of Heaps Gay’s Vivid party, the Festival Of Queer Delights, after the events of the weekend. What am I supposed to say? I had a great time, but it feels disrespectful to write about all the fun I had in my queer safe space, while my brothers and sisters in Orlando had theirs completely ripped out from under them.


At 4pm, the gates...

Posted 8 Jun 2016 @ 4:53pm

Come this weekend, the Clipped: Music Video Festival in partnership with Vivid is set to promote and celebrate the awe-inspiring talents of up-and-coming creatives in the music video industry. 


Clipped has found its stride in being an event for creatives, music-lovers, filmmakers, fans and industry aficianados to unite for a weekend all about the music video. Its debut event is...

Posted 8 Jun 2016 @ 11:56am

You might not recognise his name, but you’ll certainly be familiar with his work.


Nigel Dick, a British-born and LA-based filmmaker, has been responsible for hundreds of iconic music videos since the mid-1980s, with an enormous credits list including clips by Backstreet Boys (‘As Long As You Love Me’), Britney Spears (‘...Baby One More Time’), Oasis (‘Wonderwall’), R.E.M. (‘At...

Posted 6 Jun 2016 @ 10:23am

Reviewed on Saturday June 4


Vivid’s Björk Digital premiere wasn’t about a Björk – it was about Björks, plural; hundreds of them, each cast in an ever-so-slightly different light. If it weren’t for the role the pop auteur’s latest album, Vulnicura, played as a kind of fulcrum upon which the entire night could hinge, the evening would have seemed utterly deranged – a shattered-...


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