Vivid Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales. Photo courtesy Destination NSW.
The 23-day, city-wide Vivid Sydney festival is not just about lights. It is also about music, ideas and performance. This year, the Vivid Music component of the festival is an absolute behemoth of national and international heavyhitters, attracting massive headline acts such as FKA Twigs and The Cure to more eclectic local events, such as pop-up cabaret performances and 1970s discos for kids. Every day of the week brings a new surprise at this ever-evolving annual event.