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Vivid Sydney Australia 2012: 4th Annual Festival of Light, Music and Ideas

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27:  The Sydney Opera ...
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27: The Sydney Opera House sails are illuminated on opening night of the 2011 Vivid Sydney Festival on May 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. The annual festival offers many free and ticketed events as port of it's program and runs until June 13. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Attend the Vivid Sydney Annual Festival of Light, Music and Ideas from May 25th until June 11th 2012. For more information and tickets visit: www.vividsydney.com. Cutting edge, German projection artists, URBANSCREEN, have been invited to weave their creative magic across Sydney Opera House in the festival favorite called ‘Lighting the Sails’.

Sydney Opera House HDR Sydney Australia
Sydney Opera House HDR Sydney Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From 6 pm to midnight every night, Vivid Sydney features an incredible free light show with over 50 interactive and immersive light art sculptures, illuminated skyscrapers and large scale projections around The Rocks, Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Opera House with a tall ship in the for...
Sydney Opera House with a tall ship in the foreground (part of the 350.org day of action) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“From huge 3D mapped projections on Sydney Opera House, Customs House and Museum of Contemporary Art to interactive light art sculptures, giant glowing dandelions, fibre optic sea grass and animatronic dancing lamps, this year’s lighting at Vivid Sydney will once again transform Sydney into a colourful playground of light.”

Vivid Sydney

Opera House, Sydney, Australia Deutsch: Opera ...
Opera House, Sydney, Australia Deutsch: Opera House, Sydney, Australien (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Join “Sidneysiders” at the Sydney Australia Opera House. They will participate in the annual event:  Vivid LIVE 2012 from May 25 – June 3 as part of Vivid Sydney (May 25 – June 11). Vivid LIVE will take over the Sydney Opera House with an extraordinary series of performances including exclusive concerts, unique collaborations and unique projects.

Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney (Photo credit: popejon2)

With over 22 events including 11 Australian premieres, 2 world premieres and many artists exclusive to Sydney. The astounding line-up of local and international artists, includes an opening night act by the critically acclaimed English artist “Florence + The Machine” who will perform with the Ceremonial Orchestra taking over the Concert Hall. Florence and the Machine is an English indie pop band with lead singer Florence Welch.

Sydney Opera House Luminous @ Vivid festival
Sydney Opera House Luminous @ Vivid festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vivid Sydney is the city’s annual festival of light, music and ideas. Now in its fourth year, Vivid Sydney has become Australia’s major winter festival and is one of five signature events on the NSW Events Calendar developed by Destination NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.

Highlights from the Vivid Ideas program include a partnership with the Sydney Film Festival, keynote talks from Tyler Brule, founder of Monocle and Wallpaper; Chad Dickerson, CEO of Etsy and UK fashion talent, Henry Holland, from House of Holland and creative industry conferences X Media Lab, Song Summit, Mumbrella 360 and CeBIT Australia.

The skyline of the Sydney central business dis...
The skyline of the Sydney central business district in Australia. Sydney is the most populous city in Oceania and is Oceania's only Alpha World City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sydney is close to four red wine regions in south-eastern Australia: the Upper Hunter Valley, the Lower Hunter Valley, Mudgee and Orange. So take some winery tours while you’re there.

Here’s Wine Spectator’s Map of the Wine Regions in Australia: http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/AussieRedsmap.pdf

The full Vivid Sydney program is available at http://vividsydney.com

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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