Vivid Music curator Stephen Ferris, Vivid Light curator Lucy Keeler, Vivid LIVE curator Ben Marshall, Vivid Sydney creative director Ignatius Jones, Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney Sandra Chipchase, curator Rhoda Roberts and Vivid Ideas curator Tory Loudon.
Vivid Music curator Stephen Ferris, Vivid Light curator Lucy Keeler, Vivid LIVE curator Ben Marshall, Vivid Sydney creative director Ignatius Jones, Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney Sandra Chipchase, curator Rhoda Roberts and Vivid Ideas curator Tory Loudon. DALLAS KILPONEN

Vivid Sydney enters new decade of innovation and creativity

VIVID Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June as it enters a new decade of innovation and creativity with an inspiring and star-studded program of events.

Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer - Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase, said: "Australia's most loved and awarded festival, now in its 11th year, will bring together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to showcase Sydney as the creative industries hub of the Asia-Pacific.

Vivid Sydney 2019 Program Launch.
Vivid Sydney 2019 Program Launch. DALLAS KILPONEN

"This year's Vivid Sydney program is bold, exciting and diverse, offering something for everyone so I encourage those who want to experience this unmissable event to start planning their trip now.”

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency, and in 2018 attracted 2.25 million attendees, delivering $172.9 million in visitor expenditure into the NSW economy.

"I am proud to say our marketing activities saw a record 185,887 travel packages sold to domestic and international visitors for Vivid 2018 - an increase of 37 per cent over the previous year. Vivid Sydney is a must-attend event for travellers and motivates people to visit Sydney and beyond,” Ms Chipchase said.

Vivid Sydney 2019 Program Launch.
Vivid Sydney 2019 Program Launch. DALLAS KILPONEN

"It doesn't matter your age or interests, whether it is your first time to Sydney or if you are a local - Vivid Sydney has universal appeal. The Vivid Sydney 2019 program offers inclusive and accessible installations, events and experiences that you can enjoy for one evening or over 23 nights.”

Ms Chipchase also announced the inaugural Vivid School for High School students in

Years 9-12 to assist students to learn more about the creative processes involved in imagining, designing and delivering light-based artworks for this huge global event.

For details on this year's event, go to vividsydney.com.


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