Vivid Sydney 2017
A kaleidoscope of colour sweeps the Harbour City for 23 nights between 26 May and 17 June – and YHA’s great-value accommodation deals will help you make the most of your visit.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST OUTDOOR 'ART GALLERY'
Australia’s premier winter event attracts more than two
million visitors across Sydney to marvel at the web of light sculptures,
interactive artworks, and light projects that transform the city’s most iconic
landmarks into a vibrant sea of colour.
From the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge to Martin
Place, The Rocks, and Barangaroo for the first time, the world’s most talented
light artists treat 60 sights around Sydney as their canvas to produce the
largest festival of light on the planet.
The Vivid Festival is the highlight of Sydney’s cultural
calendar – and the best thing about it? It’s absolutely free!
VIVID SYDNEY ACCOMMODATION - STAY IN THE CITY AND ENJOY 20% OFF
Vivid Sydney is bigger and better than ever before, so
you’ll need a couple of days to take it all in – and the best way to enjoy this
spectacular show is to beat the crowds and visit during the week. To help you
make the most of the Vivid Festival, we’re offering 20% off multi-share rooms and double twin ensuites accommodation at Sydney Central YHA and multi-share rooms at Railway Square YHA between Sunday and Thursday during the festival – just enter the promo code
SAVE20 when you book online.
If you’re planning to stay over the weekend, take
advantage of Sydney Harbour YHA’s three-night City Break package and save $45.
Enjoy champagne views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Circular Quay
from the hostel’s rooftop terrace on a beer budget, one of the best spots to
take in Vivid . . . and without the crowds! Book your Sydney City Break now.
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?
Vivid Sydney has exploded since its debut in 2009, and
the ninth instalment promises to shine bigger and brighter than ever.
The festival expands to Barangaroo for the first time,
illuminating the laneways and eateries of the boom waterfront precinct, and has
extended its walking trail through the Royal Botanic Gardens, popping out at the
Opera House, which will be lit up by dozens of fantastical imaginary creatures
scampering around its sails.
And it’s not just the light installations you need to
check out, as Sydney transforms into a creative hub with a jam-packed
three-week program of Vivid Music and Vivid Ideas. Aussie electronic favourites
the Avalanches, UK electropop duo Goldfrapp, and local singer Nick Murphy (the
artist formerly known as Chet Faker) headline the 250 gigs rocking the
festival, while Shepard Fairey – the brains behind those Obama HOPE posters – is
one of the hundreds of thought leaders holding discussions about the future of
the creative industries.
Check out the full program at Vivid’s official website.