Huge festival of light illuminates iconic Sydney
This May sees the return of Vivid Sydney, the city’s spectacular city-wide light show, which promises to be as spectacular as ever in 2013. Artists and performers from around the world will arrive to put their own stamp upon some of the New South Wales capital’s most famous landmarks, along with musical accompaniment, workshops and creative collaborations.
Renowned for its effervescent and creative use of space, structure and, of course, light, last year’s Vivid Sydney attracted over half a million visitors to see blankets of color transform bridges, tunnels, churches and ships.
Inside the festival’s centerpiece, the Sydney Opera House, while its sails are covered in a gigantic light show, big-name musical acts provide the soundtrack. This year it’s the turn of German electronic legends Kraftwerk, godfathers of the art-sound crossover, who arrive to play seven nights at the famous landmark. Bobby Womack and New Zealand bluesman, C.W. Stoneking, feature on a three-week long bill which also showcases some of Australia’s emerging talent.
Elsewhere, internationally-renowned light and sound artists gather around the city to share ideas and skills and collaborate on countless exhibits during the event. Traveling from as far afield as Europe and the United States, the participants combine to make it the biggest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Much of Vivid Sydney is free of charge to the general public and has an enchanting and unifying effect on its audiences. There can’t be many better ways to experience what is already an unforgettable city.
For more information, visit the website for Vivid Sydney.