Vivid Sydney Serves Up Its Biggest Program Yet For 2023
Vivid Sydney 2023 will deliver the biggest and most culturally relevant program in its event history when it returns in 2023 from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June!
Australia's largest event and the pioneer of light-based art and culture festivals in the Asia-Pacific region has assembled some of the world's most innovative artists, talented music makers and thought leaders as part of its 2023 lineup, which also recognises the significant contribution of First Nations peoples and cultures to the creative industries. Inspired by the master of all creators, Mother Nature, this year's theme, 'Vivid Sydney, Naturally', is reflected across all of the 300+ activations and events that make up the 23-day program.
Vivid Sydney Light Walk's signature Sydney Opera House Lighting of the Sails will see the vibrant works of one of Australia's most famed artists, John Olsen, brought to life as a spectacular tribute to his illustrious artistic career of more than 60 years. Life Enlivened (2023) will include Olsen's evocative Salute to Five bells (1971-73) mural commissioned especially for the Northern Foyer of Sydney Opera House's Concert Hall, as well as other artworks spotlighting Olsen's fascination with Australian landscapes and nature.
The Vivid Music program will spotlight First Nations and Australian voices this year. The late Archie Roach AC will be celebrated with an incredible night of performances with the late artist's long-time friends and collaborators and special appearances by members of Archie's family. There will also be 12 nights of free music at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour featuring Yothu Yindi, Dan Sultan, cult Japanese artist Cornelius and many more.
Tickets to Vivid Sydney 2023 are on sale now! Check out the details below and score your tickets.
Vivid Sydney 2023
Fri 26 May - Sat 17 Jun 2023