Wed, 2019-04-10

Top 5 Things To Do At Vivid Sydney 2019

Party in Style at The Summer Event

You Should Not Miss

Did you miss the spectacular bicentennial i Light Singapore that happened in February? Well, you DEFO won’t want to miss out on this one this time! If you are into the arts, technology and light sculptures, welcome the summer with a bang in true Aussie style Down Under for the Vivid Sydney 2019 – the world’s biggest light, music and idea festival.

Photo: Vivid Sydney

From May 24 to June 15, join thousands of party revellers from around Australia and around the world in the Australian cultural capital for the largest light party in the Southern Hemisphere. Here are the top 5 must-sees to experience Vivid in style.

Be dazzled and immerse yourself in a night as the city gets transformed with amazing choreographed light works on iconic architecture from the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, Custom House to the Darling Harbour that will leave you in awe. Key programmes for the event are divided into light, music and ideas.

Light: Austral Floral Ballet

Photo: Tourism Australia

For this year, LA-based American-Chinese visual filmmaker, Andrew Thomas Huang is given the honour
 and commissioned for the light installation on the Opera House’s sails. Teamed with choreographer Toogie Barcelo, dancer Genna Moroni and animation team Bemo, be captivated by Huang’s Austral Floral Ballet as the Opera House iconic roof springs to life featuring native flowers and creatures and people of Australia from the NSW Waratah, kangaroos to the First Nation people.


Getting There: 
Visit during the weekdays to avoid the weekend touristy crowds. Enjoy the full view on board one of the harbour
 cruises which also tend to be cheaper on weekday evenings than the weekends. Book a table in advance at Bennelong restaurant located within the Sydney Opera House and dine on the finest dishes by Australian celebrity chef, Peter Gilmore. If you are up for it, scale the Harbour Bridge with the bridge climb tour for a panoramic view of the projections.

Featured Style: 733-28 Diamante Frayed Espadrilles, SB-D047 Goldtone Buckle Leather Handbag

How to wear it: Beat the Aussie summer heat and rock that shy girl-in-love blush with a girly chic outfit as you step into the whirl of colourful lights and mesmerising atmosphere. Comfortable footwear is a must when attending a festive event due to the amount of walking required. Stay casual in your own skin and remember to stay hydrated and keep all other essentials close by in a chic black buckle leather handbag with gold tone details.


Pro-dressing Tip: Let your location be your guide. Wear light colours to reflect heat such as a denim top and a flowy bottom. An uneven hem would create an illusion of longer legs. Prevent over the top dressing or you’ll appear as trying too hard!


Light: Vivid Light Walk 

Photo: Kidbucketlist 


Join the walking trail with the Vivid Light Walk from The Rock to the Sydney Opera House and passing through the Royal Botanic Gardens, stretching 2 kilometres in total with plenty of light interactive installations along the route. Whether it’s with your loved ones or your kids, there's surely something for everyone.


Photo: Vivid Sydney

Getting There: 
Be strategic and don’t be overly ambitious. With so much to see, eat and do, plan out which precincts you would like to cover. Plan out your route and be sure to return over the next couple of nights to cover the rest to fully enjoy all aspects of the event.

Music: Curve Ball & Soda Factory

With over more than 100 concert performances, join one of the mind-blowing gigs with top-notch performances from Australian and international artists to the likes of Solange, Cat Power, and Ice Cube at Vivid Music.

Curve Ball

Date: 8 June, 12 to 8 pm

Address: 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015



Photo: Vivid Sydney

Soda Factory

Date: From 26 May, multiple dates and times

Address: 16 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Groove to high-def dance music and stunning visual displays with one of greatest warehouse party in town featuring Hayden James, Mallrat, Set Mo, Young Franco, Cassian at Curve Ball.

Otherwise, join Soda Factory for a seven nights musical showcase from local Aussie talents with Florian, Folk Like Us, Labyrinth Late Night Bright Lights and Purple Rain.

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How to wear it: Let music and art be your inspiration when choosing an outfit for music gigs. Go for an off-shoulder top to stay cooling. Be daring and throw on a romper or playsuit and dance the night off!

Pro-dressing Tip:  Don’t forget a comfortable pair of footwear that promises non-stop dancing for the night! Plus, the convenience of a pair of lightweight foldable flats that is easy to pack and allows you to switch between different footwear whenever needed!

Idea: Next Gen Female Innovators

In conjunction with the public light installations, Vivid Ideas bring together the best in minds across Australia’s creative industries from the field of design, architecture, film and animation in a single event. If you have a knack for business innovation, get inspired by Australian female entrepreneurs through their aspiring stories and journeys at Future Women and Sylvia Jeffreys happening on 4 June.

Photo: Vivid Sydney


How to wear it: Dressing in confidence commands people to take you seriously. In fact, a person’s dressing sets the first impression and can be one that is so strong, people would never forget!

Pro-dressing Tip: Step into the entrepreneurial conference with a good pair of stiletto gives you the right posture and commands the respect you deserve! Whether you are a fellow female entrepreneur or an aspiring one, let your fashion radiate confidence in a pair of vintage buckle heels.

Watch Vivid Sydney


733-28 Diamante Espadrilles

733-28 Diamante Espadrilles

1626-6 Buckle Foldable Flats

1806-213 Vintage Buckle Heels

SB-D047 Goldtone Buckle Bag

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