Lighting fixtures are being installed throughout the Harbour City in preparation for the upcoming launch of Vivid Sydney on May 24 – the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere.
Artists and event staff are working on the transport and final assembly of the 50+ light features and projections from today.
Details have been revealed of Samsung’s Electric Playground, a technology-enabled playground celebrating light, sound and imagination and the Samsung Galaxy Studio.
Both immersive, interactive spaces use advanced mobile technology to enhance the Vivid Sydney experience for festival guests of all ages, allowing them to explore their inner child.
Guests are encouraged to explore some of the unique aspects of the festival such as Vivid Music, Vivid Ideas events and the ever-popular Light Walk.
“Vivid Sydney is a truly significant event for NSW. The economic impact of last year’s event was almost $173 million in tourism related spending from 2.25 million attendees across the 23 days. Last year Vivid Sydney saw a record 185,887 travel packages sold to domestic and international visitors which was a 37 per cent increase on 2017,” said Stuart Ayres, minister of tourism.
He further mentioned that the interest in Vivid Sydney has grown at an exponential rate. In 2011, there were less than 500,000 attendees and the NSW Liberal Government has facilitated a 370 per cent rise in visitors to the festival.
Also in 2011 Vivid Sydney generated AUD6 million for the NSW economy and last year this was AUD173 million which was a huge growth and a big boost for the local economy.
Vivid Sydney will run from May 24 to June 15 throughout Sydney.
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