Buro 24/7 Singapore Weekly Playlist #51: Vivid Sydney
Light, music, ideas: Vivid Sydney 2016 transforms the city's urban spaces into a digital playground from May to June with a diverse music lineup including Bon Iver, New Order and Esperanza Spalding
It's one of the world's largest festival of lights. Vivid Sydney returns once again for 23 days, taking over areas such as Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Martin Place, Darling Harbour, Walsh Bay, Central Park, Chatswood, Carriageworks, Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo, The Royal Botanic Garden and The Galeries. Sydney isn't a stranger to the well-heeled pleasure seeker, but its array of performances and installations will light up the city like never before. Split into Light, Music and Ideas, each category promises a diverse lineup. Among the individuals who'll be giving talks in Ideas include director Spike Jonze, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, Orange is the New Black and Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, and creative influencer Margaret Zhang. On the music front, expect performances by Bon Iver, New Order, Esperanza Spalding, Deafheaven, Ta-ku and Tiny Ruins. Our favourite? BJÖRK DIGITAL, the premiere of the singer's new virtual reality project that combines both music and technology together. Listen to our teaser of Vivid Sydney 2016 below.
HOW TO GET THERE
Qantas operates A330 services twice daily from Singapore to Sydney. To make a booking with Qantas, click here. Once you've arrived at Sydney Airport, travel into the city centre with CityRail. A free shuttle bus operates in the city centre and various modes of public transport will take you to most Vivid Sydney locations including The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, and Martin Place. You can plan your trip by using the transportnsw.info trip planner or app, which helps you plan your travel by train, bus, ferry and light rail. Vivid Sydney will be held from 27 May to 18 June. For more information, click here.