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Vivid Sydney 2021 |A Celebration of Art, Culture, Diversity and Resilience

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Vivid Sydney 2021

Vivid Sydney in 2021 will be nothing like what we’ve seen in the previous year. No doubt about that! The festival pioneered by the NSW Government will deliver a significant social and economic benefit for New South Wales. The themes of resilience and diversity will be the main focus of this year’s celebration, which will also pin point on various aspects of the Aboriginal community in Sydney. 

As the festival makes its huge comeback, there is a lot in store for the city. The Vivid Sydney 2021 program is all set to feature about 50+ dazzling light installations and 3D projections which will be exhibited across several light precincts. There will be many music events and thought-provoking discussions and workshops across Barangaroo, Circular Quay, Luna Park, Sydney CBD, The Rocks and Darling Harbour. The festival will be a terrific show of Sydney’s resilience to the challenges posed by the pandemic. 

The installations and projections have been created by 129 artists from 19 different countries; many of these installations will offer an interactive and immersive experience through voice and motion controls. In its 12th edition, the basic Vivid Sydney experiences including the Vivid Light Walk will centre around Barangaroo, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. The first-ever floating Light Walk will be a highlight of this year’s Vivid Sydney. Having said that, we recommend you a Vivid cruise experience this year to watch the exciting displays at Vivid Lights. Moreover, this year for the first time ever, all the displays including the vessels and the lights on the Opera House sails will present a single theme in sync. Vivid Sydney is an event that pervades the whole city with energy and excitement. And now , you can be a part of it by getting on board one of the luxury Vivid cruises in Sydney. 

As Sydney’s leading cruise operator, this year we bring you four unique Vivid dining cruises in 2021. Come on board Sydney Showboats, our authentic paddlewheeler cruise for a spectacular Vivid Sydney experience. The Showboat offers a 3 hour Vivid cruise, a delicious dinner and a 1-hour cabaret show performed by talented artists. The vessel has a theatrical layout and priority seating with individual reserved tables. It is guaranteed that you can witness the best sights of the festival, but from a different perspective. A fully licensed bar on board the showboat will provide you with an eclectic range of drinks and beverages. Pair up your special dinner with your favourite drinks for a memorable culinary experience. Every year, we see a great demand for our Vivid cruise packages as they are one of the best dine-with-a-view experiences on offer during the festival. Book your tickets today.  

The festival has played a great role in promoting sustainability through art and innovation. Attend this year’s festival to listen to awe-inspiring ideas and look at innovative artworks. The festival has always been a platform for the mavericks and misfits of the world, who have been a catalyst of change in the society. If you wish to be a part of the change, then Vivid Sydney will be the right place for you to learn and to feel inspired. The festival is accessible and inclusive to all, making it a celebration of the future to come. 

Now more than ever, the festival will be a beacon of creative endeavour and a celebration of humanity’s resilience. The safety of the community will be put first as the NSW Health has declared strict rules in place to ensure everyone attending the festival is safe. Wishing you a fantastic Vivid Sydney this year!

Posted on July 16, 2021

by Sydney Showboats

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