Vivid Syd­ney ex­tends in 2016

Travel Bulletin - - ISSUES & TRENDS -

The suc­cess of Vivid Syd­ney over the past seven years has led to the re­cent an­nounce­ment that the fes­ti­val of light, mu­sic and ideas will run for an ad­di­tional five nights in 2016, run­ning from May 27 to June 18, a to­tal of 23 nights. Last year Vivid at­tracted a record 1.7 mil­lion peo­ple, with more than 112,000 in­ter­na­tional and do­mes­tic overnight vis­i­tors trav­el­ling specif­i­cally to NSW to en­joy the spec­ta­cle. Desti­na­tion NSW Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer and Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­ducer of Vivid Syd­ney, San­dra Chipchase, said ex­pand­ing the fes­ti­val in 2016 will give vis­i­tors more time to ex­pe­ri­ence the spec­tac­u­lar light, mu­sic and ideas that il­lu­mi­nate the Har­bour City each win­ter. This year the fes­ti­val will ex­pand to in­clude sites in Taronga Zoo as well, with in­stal­la­tions in­clud­ing a trail of gi­ant, lu­mi­nous an­i­mals sculp­tures.

Photo: Desti­na­tion NSW

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