As if you needed another reason to go to New South Wales, Australia. That sun-soaked corner of the world only seems to get more enticing (except for the spiders). Sydney is quickly becoming one of the food capitals of the world and, following the “lights on” opening for this year’s Vivid festival, we now have even more motivation to start researching flights.
For those not in the know, the Vivid festival (or Vivid Sydney), is the Australian answer to TED Talks. With the exception that it seems way more fun and creative. It’s specifically branded as a lights, music, and ideas festival. This year it spans from March 27 to June 8, and over the course of the next 11 days participants can expect to see 1,500 hours of music, including shows from Björk, New Order and Bon Iver. Plus there are 170 creative events including lectures from Spike Jonze, Beau Willimon, and Jenji Kohan.
Which is all incredible and we’re sure will be mesmerizing and informative. But, that all hasn’t happened yet. What has happened is the city-wide, metropolitan-Burning-Man-style light show — which includes a nonstop display on the Sydney Opera House and demonstrations in Sydney’s Botanical Garden and Zoo. That’s what we want to show you today, because even if nothing in the above description enticed you to plan a trip, the images just might.