Now in its eighth year, the annual Vivid Sydney festival transforms the city skyline into a colourful canvas of light. This year, Vivid Sydney saw more than 90 light installations and projections appear throughout the city. On hand to capture the sights and sounds of the festival was Destination NSW, the State Government’s tourism and major events agency.
Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase, said: “Vivid Sydney is loved by local and international visitors. Thousands of people have enjoyed this year’s highlights including the Cathedral of Light, a 60 metre long light installation featuring more than 75,000 LEDs, and interactive love-o-meter, I LOVE YOU, Vivid Sydney’s most romantic installation. At Taronga Zoo, guests adored the 4.3 metre tall, interactive tiger lantern, named Jumilah after the Zoo’s female Sumatran Tiger.”
To mark the occasion, Destination NSW has released new drone footage that shows the festival from its sky-high best. Offering a rare bird’s eye view of Vivid Sydney 2016, viewers are taken on a journey over Sydney Harbour, through the Cathedral of Light installation in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and on to Taronga Zoo.
Vivid Sydney 2016 has set a Guinness World Records title with the Dress Circle installation recognised as the world’s largest interactive display, and celebrated significant milestones with Taronga Zoo’s 100th and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s 200th anniversaries.