Vivid Sydney 2011 – Festival of light, music and ideas

February 22nd, 2011


Vivid Sydney 2011 – biggest and brightest light show ever.  Erupting fire installations, lighted floating jelly fish, music, 3D illumination of Sydney Opera House – HUGE!


Vivid Sydney 2011 will be the biggest ever to colour our already colourful harbour cityVivid Sydney 2011 to explode on Sydney Harbour  with fire installations, giant light sculptures of floating jellyfish, a 3D lit Sydney Opera House plus exclusive international music performances. Vivid Sydney will once again light up our city each night from 27 May – 13 June.

Vivid Sydney 2011,  the Southern Hemispheres largest festival of light, music and ideas.  Vivid Sydney is a major celebration of our creative industries featuring a vibrant program of free and ticketed events around Circular Quay, The Rocks and Sydney Opera House.

Ignatius Jones, Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney, said Vivid Sydney will illuminate the city with creativity and inspiration in ways we have never seen before.
“We are working with our best and brightest talents in the creative industries, and inviting international creative minds to Sydney to show off what they can do, to swap ideas and most importantly reach out to the public and electrify us with their creations.”
“At Vivid Sydney, creativity changes everything. There is nothing more thrilling than seeing the Sydney Opera House transformed into a canvas of bright colours and breathtaking images – one of the world’s most famous buildings singing and dancing in a way that few great monuments ever could,” Ignatius Jones said.

Sydney Opera House will be the focal point of the festival with Vivid LIVE, an incredible music program of local and international artists curated by Stephen “Pav” Pavlovic of Modular, who has chosen the extraordinary French-based digital projection artists Superbien to light the sails.”

An astounding line-up of local and international artists, including Bat for Lashes, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Avalanches, Cut Copy, Horse Meat Disco and The Crystal Ark.

Music at Vivid Sydney 2011
Legendary jazzman, the ‘Saxophone Colossus’ Sonny Rollins will celebrate his 80th birthday on the Sydney Opera House stage, and renowned British act Spiritualized will perform their magnum opus ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space’ – in its entirety with full choir and orchestra.

Vivid Sydney’s pop-up bar
The Sony Lounge, will be set up in the Western Foyers of Sydney Opera House with an ever-changing menu of DJs and a daily radio program on triple j presented by Belgian brothers 2manydjs.

Vivid Sydney will include over 40 stunning light art installations from local and international artists in a free outdoor exhibition where children are encouraged to climb on interactive sculptures and aspiring photographers can put their night camera settings to the test.  Vivid Sydney

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