Sydney VIVID Sydney 2010 Lights Up The City

April 27th, 2010


What’s on for Vivid Sydney 2010;  Sydney Opera House, the Harbour and surrounds  lights up.  Creative Sydney, Lighting the Sails, Rocks Fire Water , Macquarie Visions, Music and more.  This year Vivid LIVE co-curators Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed will put their own mark on Utzon’s iconic sails.

  • 27 May – 22 June
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 What’s the lights in Macquarie Street Sydney about?  Take a walk down and see – fabulous – MiSociety
Lights, installations, projections, art, music all around Sydney.
Vivid Sydney 2010 is back to shine it’s light, music and ideas across the city in the biggest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Large-scale light installations and projections through to music performances, ideas, creative summits and beyond, Vivid Sydney pulls out all the stops across every creative field.

Art lovers and creatives as well as families and first-timers to Sydney – everyone will find something illuminating about Vivid Sydney!

 Lighting The Sails  Dates: 27 May – 20 June 2010
This year Vivid LIVE co-curators Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed will put their own mark on Utzon’s iconic sails.

Macquarie Visions  Dates: 27 May – 20 June 2010
This on-foot nocturnal adventure starts with a dazzling light spectacle at St Mary’s Cathedral. Stones of the Cathedral will appear to literally rise out of the ground as the story of “Designing the Nation” unfold. Follow the light trail along Macquarie Street with historical and contemporary themes revealed in light.

Taking approximately one hour, the free public walk will be a storytelling journey using iconic Macquarie era buildings and Royal Botanic Gardens as the backdrop, on the way to Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay.

Vivid LIVE  Dates: 28 May – 11 June 2010
Vivid Sydney is set to knock the wind into the sails of the Sydney Opera House with Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House.
Beneath her sails Vivid LIVE’s extraordinary line up of talent awaits, including American pop-rock veteran Rickie Lee Jones, the Australian debut of Maverick New York theatre company Young Jean Lee, and retro garage punk duo King Khan & BBQ Show, just to name a few.
Creative Sydney  Dates: 5 – 13 June 2010
This one-of-a-kind event is a melting pot of Sydney’s best creative forces, and offers something for everyone with an interest in the creative realms.
Creative Sydney is a unique nine-day celebration where inspiring events and performances meet thought-provoking discussions and stimulating creative industry meets.

This festival highlight brings together local and global movers and shakers across a broad spectrum of industries to engage with their peers.

The Rocks Fire Water  Dates: 11 – 14 June 2010
This family-friendly event takes place on four big nights with multiple performance times that don’t defy children’s bedtimes!

Fire Water brings Bollywood edge to Sydney Harbour and Campbell’s Cove as this free performance portrays the voyage of the Sydney Cove tall ship sent from Calcutta in 1797 to our shores by merchant Robert Campbell.
The adventure continues after the show with amazing harbourside fire sculptures and specialty markets at The Rocks!

X|Media|Lab Dates: 18 – 20 June 2010
X|Media|Lab – the internationally acclaimed digital media think-tank held in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpa, Los Angeles, Auckland, Wellington and Seoul – curates its first “Global Media Ideas” at the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Sydney.

This is Vivid Sydney’s must-attend event for entrepreneurs working in digital media and creative industries.

 Song Summit  Dates: 19 – 21 June 2010
This three-day conference and music market pulls together the full spectrum of the music industry to network, educate, inspire and to create great cultural opportunities for our home-grown talent.

Ideal for emerging artists and established creatives, this veritable music bazaar invites music creators, managers, publishers, technicians and deal-makers to share, engage and learn from their peers and take their musical aspirations to the next level.

When the sun goes down Song Summit LIVE offers a sensational nightly line-up of live music performances that are spilling over with raw talent – full details to follow. All performances are included in the delegate price, and individual tickets will also be available

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