Announcing the dates of Vivid Sydney 2023 and the new food program in the name of

SYDNEY, June 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Over 2.2 million people attended Vivid Sydney 2022 before the lights went out at 11 p.m. (AEST) on Saturday, June 18, to present the largest, brightest and most celebrated festival of creativity, innovation and technology in the event’s 12-year history.

After 23 days of spotlighting light artwork, music performances, thought-provoking talks and immersive workshops, today’s festival organizers provided a beacon of light for 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 feature a dedicated food program for the first time – Vivid Food – which will take place alongside Light, Music and Ideas.

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sports and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Vivid Sydney continues to provide fresh and new reasons to come to visit while turbocharging the NSW visitor economy.

“Vivid Sydney offers a mid-year boon to restaurants, bars, cafes and retail stores in the Central Business District (CBD) and along the scale of the festival. This year’s participation numbers show that NSW has fallen in love with Sydney once again,” Mr. Ayres said.

“In 2022, more than 650,000 people from Vivid Sydney dined outdoors. Observations suggest that Vivid Sydney provided the industry with sponsors on a par with the holiday seasons that preceded the pandemic. It was this natural synergy between festival and dining out that was what Led to we introduce Vivid Food, which will give chefs, producers, restaurants and event companies the opportunity to create food festival events, stimulate visits to CBD restaurants and venues and promote Sydney as a global dining destination.”

Festival Director Gil 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 last 23 nights and it is great to see so many people back in the CBD enjoying the essence of this great city and what makes it Originally unique.

“Vivid Sydney has provided a much-needed injection to Australia’s creative, leisure, hospitality and tourism industries, and with the 2023 Festival well planned and already underway, I have no doubts that we will deliver a dynamic, thought-provoking and inspiring streak – up to 12 months.”

To recreate the magic of Vivid Sydney’s biggest, brightest and most daring ever, the stunning FPV (First Person Perspective View) drone has been launched by Destination NSW. The public can enjoy an 8-kilometre Light Walk in 2022, the longest in the event’s history, extending from Circular Quay to Central Station.

Captured over three times in the morning, the tiny drones provide a realistic 2.5-minute flight following key light artworks and 3D projections including Yar Kalpa – Hunting Ground 2021 On the sails of the Sydney Opera House, Ken Don sydney with love at the customs office, New York Sunday At the Australian Museum of Contemporary Art, ephemeral oceanic On the waters of Walsh Bay, and Sydney Infinity The largest light and water show ever seen in Australia is at Darling Harbor.

Vivid Sydney 2023 Expressions of Interest (EOI) light, music, ideas and food will open on Saturday 18 June. EOIs for Light and Cross Art Models will close Monday, August 1 with Ideas, Music and Food closed on Monday, September 19. Vivid Sydney EOI identifies opportunities for artists, designers, creative industry professionals, equipment suppliers, architects, businesses, restaurants, event companies, chefs, producers, and educational institutions to submit their ideas, designs, concepts and interests for inclusion in the festival programme.

To learn more about EOIs go here.

For more information about Vivid Sydney, go to Be social with vividsydney #vividsydney. For the latest information on Vivid Sydney 2023, sign up to receive MyVivid updates here.

Media contact:

Wayne Meacham, Destination NSW –

Related Images

Picture 1: Vivid Sydney 2022

Credit: Destination New South Wales

Picture 2: Goddess of the Earth

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

Picture 3: New York Sunday

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

Picture 4: The chassis

Artists – Layla Jeffries (Australia) / Melvin J. Montalban (Australia) Image source – Destination in New South Wales

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