Vivid Sydney festival of light kicks off with spectacular illumination of the Opera House

Vivid Sydney, the annual outdoor lighting festival with light installations and projection kicked off this weekend.  The lights, music and ideas festival began with the illumination of the Sydney Opera House and is expected to draw a crowd of more than 2.3 million over the three-week duration.

Running seven nights a week until Saturday 17 June, this year is the most ambitious yet, with over 400 music events, 260 ideas sessions and 90 light installations stationed across Sydney's CBD, Barangaroo and Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Kings Cross and Chatswood.

Among the artists exhibiting is Shepard Fairey, the man behind the Obama Hope poster,  who is set to create his largest ever piece of work to date on George Street with a pro-peace mural.

Vivid Sydney festival of light kicks off with spectacular illumination of the Opera House

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