Announcement of Vivid Sydney 2023 dates and new food program

SYDNEY, June 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — More than 2.2 million people attended Vivid Sydney 2022 before the lights went out at 11 p.m. (AEST) on Saturday June 18, providing the biggest, most brilliant and the brightest festival of creativity, innovation and technology in the event’s 12-year history.

After 23 days of light-up artwork, musical performances, thought-provoking talks and immersive workshops, festival organizers today offered a beacon to fans of Australia’s biggest event, announcing the festival dates. for 2023.

Vivid Sydney 2023 will take place from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June and will offer for the first time a program dedicated to food – Vivid Food – which will rub shoulders with Light, Music and Ideas.

Minister for Business, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres said Vivid Sydney continues to offer attendees new and fresh reasons to visit while boosting NSW’s visitor economy.

“Vivid Sydney is providing a mid-year bonanza for restaurants, bars, cafes and retail businesses in the Central Business District (CBD) and along the festival footprint. Attendance figures for this year show that NSW fell in love with Sydney all over again,” Mr Ayres said. said.

“In 2022, over 650,000 Vivid Sydney attendees dined on the footprint. Feedback indicates that Vivid Sydney has provided the industry with customers on par with pre-pandemic party seasons. It’s that natural synergy between the festival and restaurants that led us to introduce Vivid Food, which will give chefs, producers, restaurateurs and event companies the opportunity to create festival food events, drive visits to CBD restaurants and venues and promote Sydney as a global foodie destination.”

Festival Director Gill Minervini added: “I am delighted that my first program for Vivid Sydney has been so well received. There has been a real buzz in Sydney over the past 23 nights and it is wonderful to see so many people back in the CBD enjoy the essence of this great city and what makes it authentically unique.

“Vivid Sydney has provided a much-needed injection to Australia’s creative, entertainment, hospitality and tourism industries and with planning for the 2023 festival well underway, I am confident we will deliver a dynamic, challenging and inspiring line-up in 12 months.”

To relive the magic of the biggest, brightest and boldest Vivid Sydney ever, an incredible First-Person-View (FPV) drone flyby shot by Destination NSW has been released. The public can witness 2022’s thrilling 8km Light Walk, the longest in the event’s history, which stretches from Circular Quay to Central Station.

Captured over three mornings, the micro drones offer a real-life 2.5 minute journey past key light artworks and 3D projections including Yarrkalpa – Hunting Ground 2021 on the sails of the Sydney Opera House, Ken Done’s For Sydney with love on customs, New York Sunday on the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Ephemeral oceanic on the waters of Walsh Bay, and Sydney Infinity, the biggest light and water show ever seen in Australia at Darling Harbour.

Vivid Sydney 2023 Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Light, Music, Ideas and Food will open on Saturday 18th June. Light and Cross Art Form Expressions of Interest will end on Monday August 1st and Ideas, Music and Food will end on Monday September 19th. The EOI Vivid Sydney outlines opportunities for artists, designers, creative industry professionals, equipment suppliers, architects, engineers, businesses, restaurants, events companies, chefs, producers and educational institutions to present their ideas, designs, concepts and interests to be included in the festival program.

Learn more about EOIs here.

For more information about Vivid Sydney, visit Go social using @vividsydney #vividsydney. For all the latest information on Vivid Sydney 2023, sign up to receive MyVivid updates here.

Media contact:

Wayne Mitcham, Destination New South Wales – [email protected]

Related images

Image 1: Vivid Sydney 2022

Credit: Destination NSW

Image 2: Earth deities

Artist – Ramesh Nithiyendran (Australia) Image credit – Destination NSW

Image 3: New York Sunday

Artists – Helen Eager (Australia) / Julian Reinhold (Australia) / Rico Reinhold (Australia) Image credit – Destination NSW

Picture 4: Temple

Artists – Leila Jeffreys (Australia) / Melvin J. Montalban (Australia) Image credit – Destination NSW

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