For 23 days and nights, from May 25 to June 16, Sydney will again become a canvas for illuminated projections and large-scale installations, as well as a hub for concerts, talks and debates when the world's leading creative minds visit.

Vivid's format in 2018 is the same as in previous years: Vivid Light is happening throughout the city and includes free light installations and grand-scale projections on the city’s facades; Vivid Music is the cutting-edge contemporary music program happening in music venues, bars and at the Opera House (the program there is called Vivid Live); and Vivid Ideas is a forum that brings together business and creative leaders for professional development, talks and conversations.

Here's some of what will happen this year.