As the sun dipped below the horizon and the skies darkened on Friday 26 May, the annual festival of light, music and ideas lit up across Sydney for all to enjoy.
The sails of the Sydney Opera House were transformed into a living canvas, with projections of sea creatures, insects and plant life in bold and bright colours. Connecting the Opera House to the Sydney Harbour Bridge via Circular Quay, Dreamscape was the largest interactive light installation in the world. And these were just two of more than 200 light installations that brought the city to life.
Atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Vivid Climbers made their way to the summit adorned in their flashing Vivid Climb vests, and danced the night away on our dance floor in the sky. For the first time ever, they were able to choose the decade they wanted to dance to, with the greatest hits from the 60s to today. They busted out their best dance moves with a city of vibrant, multi-coloured lights beneath them.
Have a look at the highlights of the festival as we saw it – right from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge:
In 2018 it will be the 10th anniversary of Vivid Sydney, and it’s meant to be a big one! Stay tuned to find out the details of our 2018 Vivid Climb.