Known for its stunning light displays, musical performances and events, Vivid Sydney is one of the most anticipated affairs of the year. For 23 days, you can be inspired by the highlights of Vivid when outstanding Australian artists fill the city with light and colour.

Our list of the highlights of Vivid will help you make the most out of every moment.


Convergence © Mandylights



Held in the Convert Goods Line Tunnel, prepare to immerse yourself in a world of lights, lasers and smoke at Convergence. This nearly forgotten landmark is being transformed into a heart-pounding display, the largest scale laser installation in Vivid history. With over 100 custom lasers, you’ll be captivated by a space that constantly shifts and changes, filling the dark with amazing projections and images.



Circular Quay © Destination NSW



If you’re headed to Circular Quay, then get ready to be inspired by Bloom, a meadow bursting with light. Witness giant flowers composed of light strips, projecting petals onto the grass. This intricate display mirrors the beauty of Australia’s natural landscape, celebrating native flora by echoing it in these LED flowers.



Taronga Zoo © Taronga Zoo


Wild Lights

For those hoping to entertain the kids, then Taronga Zoo is the perfect Vivid location for you. Their Wild Lights display consists of creatures constructed entirely of light. From big to small, these amazing animals will entertain the whole family and educate them on the importance of preserving this magnificent planet. See the zoo come to life after dark, and be inspired by the animals found within.



Briggs | Highlights of Vivid, Sydney © Destination NSW


Astral People

Formed in 2011, Astral People is now one of Australia’s most innovative music companies.

Astral People was supposed to be celebrating their 10th-anniversary last year, but postponed due to Covid, so 2022 is the birthday celebration they’ve been waiting a year to host. Including a massive line-up of talent such as Briggs, and Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote, you’d better get in quick if you don’t want to miss this unforgettable event.



Goods Line DJ stage © Destination NSW


DJs at the Goods Line

If you’re looking for a night of exciting live music, then prepare to be thrilled by the talents of DJs at the Goods Line. Move between amazing light installations and projections on Vivid’s famous Light Walk as you listen to a broad range of music from funk, house, RnB and more. Held every night during the festival, everyone will find something to enjoy in this mix of music and light.



Perfume Genius is a queer icon in America’s indie scene


Perfume Genius

One of America’s biggest indie music stars, Perfume Genius, is bringing his national tour to Carrigeworks just in time for Vivid. Known for beautiful and poetic honesty, this show is not to be missed for all over 18s. It’s guaranteed to be full of soul, keep you moving well into the night and is easily one of the top highlights of Vivid.



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Vivid Sydney Dinner © Destination NSW


Vivid Sydney Dinner

The highly-anticipated Vivid Sydney Dinner is making its return this year, held in the Ivy Ballroom. This year’s theme is “the soul of the city,” combining lights, music, and inspiring dishes. Hosted by Australian entertainer Justine Clarke, be entertained by a line-up of performers as you dig into fresh and delicious meals prepared by world-class chefs, and paired with exceptional wines. Spots are limited, so you’ll have to get in quick to secure your seat at the table.


Inspired by these highlights of Vivid and already planning your Sydney trip? Our accommodation and dining recommendations will help to make your stay even more enjoyable.


Rex Airlines flies directly to Sydney. Click here to book your next trip and experience this amazing light event for yourself.


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