Lights Out Following A Successful Vivid Sydney 2024

The curtain will close tonight on Vivid Sydney 2024, after an incredible 23 days and nights of Light, Music, Food and Ideas

The curtain will close tonight on Vivid Sydney 2024, after an incredible 23 days and nights of Light, Music, Food and Ideas. The lights will go out at 11pm across Vivid Sydney’s festival footprint which has transformed Sydney’s glittering harbour, iconic landmarks and cityscape into a showcase of creativity and innovation for the last three weeks.

The Southern Hemisphere’s leading multi-artform festival featured the world’s most innovative artists, culinary talent, contemporary musicians and thought leaders as part of its 2024 program under the theme of ‘Humanity’. 

Destination NSW CEO Steve Cox said:

“It was incredible to watch Sydney’s living legacy once again come alive as locals and visitors from around the country – and the world – took part in Australia’s largest event.

“The 23-day festival has energised the city with a vibrant program exceeding expectations. Both Sydneysiders and visitors enjoyed the thriving night-time economy and a showcase of Sydney’s finest talent across creative, entertainment, and hospitality industries.

“Preliminary figures confirm Vivid Sydney’s enduring popularity, captivating audiences and sharing exceptional talent. From the diverse Vivid Music program featuring over 80 events to the popular Vivid Fire Kitchen, the festival presented a multi-faceted experience for everyone to enjoy.”

Vivid Sydney Festival Director, and curator of Vivid Light and Vivid Food, Gill Minervini, said:

“Vivid Sydney has once again inspired and entertained locals and visitors alike, showcasing the world’s best creativity, innovation and technology across our Harbour City.

“There’s so much of this year’s festival that was a highlight for me. Seeing Reg Mombassa’s band Dog Trumpet perform in front of Gumscape with Road and Creatures at Customs House forecourt was truly spectacular. A great spot for a performance and an awesome audience, this is something I have dreamed of doing for a long time.

Another standout has been Nest by Leila Jeffreys and Melvin J. Montalban at the Stargazer Lawn in Barangaroo. The blend of incredible creatives and world leading technology provided one of the most memorable moments at Vivid Sydney this year.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has visited Vivid Sydney this year, and to our Vivid Sydney volunteers and all those who have been instrumental in bringing this festival to life.”

Vivid Music curator, Julian Ramundi, said:

“The sheer energy of Vivid Sydney 2024 was incredible and I’m so proud of the program. Vivid Music

at Machine Hall was a highlight, from international headliners Underscores and Deerhoof packing Machine Hall to special events like Club 4A and Grand Silky Ball taking the venue to new heights, this year’s festival has been a celebration of creativity.”

Vivid Ideas and Special Events curator, Rachel Healy said:

“There have been so many highlights this year; from the rapturous messages from those who participated in A THOUSAND WAYS at the State Library of NSW to the hilarious Window Dressing on The Goods Line to the energy and education of the Sex Work walking tour, this year’s program has radically changed the way ideas are communicated with creativity and imagination at the forefront.”

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