The Vivid 2016 Line-Up Has Been Announced!

The 2016 Vivid program in Sydney includes Spike Jonze, Björk, Bon Iver, Antony and the Johnsons and so much more. It’s a line-up that cements the festival’s reputation globally. The festival runs from May 27 to June 18 and tickets are on sale now. ^Above photo captured by Michelle Blazevic.

Vivid Sydney by Michelle Blazevic

Vivid Sydney is a celebration of light, music and ideas and will be held on May 27. This year, the festival has announced an exciting line-up featuring Björk, New Order, and Bon Iver to headline the Vivid music festival.

Vivid Sydney will be bigger this year.

The Galleries, Royal Botanic Garden and Taronga Zoo have joined in as new festival precincts, The Galleries being the first indoor set up this year, and they will join the others to get lit up with more than 80 light projections spanning from Chatswood to Martin Place in the city.

This year there will be a Game-Changers Talk series; talks covering start-up culture, design and architecture. And the Vivid Ideas Exchange sessions are back at the MCA covering media, marketing and leadership.

Other than that, we’re really excited about the MUSIC line-up this year. Check it out!

New Order (Sydney only)
Bon Iver presents Cercle (Sydney only)
ANOHNI: Antony and the Johnsons + Oneohtrix Point Never present Hopelessness (Sydney only)
Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily’s D+Evolution
Future Classic presents TA-KU Live featuring Wafia (Sydney only)
Hiatus Kaiyote with Sampa the Great
Max Richter Sleep (Sydney only)
Oneohtrix Point Never
Waynce Shorter Quartet
Goodgod Supper Club
Tiny Ruins

It is just a little over two months left for Sydney to soak in the eclectic lights of Vivid Sydney 2016. The festival attracted around 1.7 million attendees last year. This year, it has been extended to run for over 23 days from May 27 to June 18.

Check out all the details over at the official website.

*Photography captured by Michelle Blazevic. Check out more of her work via last year’s review of Vivid Sydney 2015.