Aside from all the exciting events happening at a number of city institutions for Vivid Sydney, a world-first experience has made its way to a forgotten part of the city — the abandoned railway tunnels below Wynyard Station. Dubbed Dark Spectrum, the 900m immersive experience combines perfectly choreographed light displays, music and technology to deliver a visual feast to visitors. If you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy a more intimate and immersive experience, this is the one you need to have on your radar.
Dark Spectrum, Vivid Sydney
This new video game-like installation will take you on a journey through eight rooms illuminated by world-class technology, robots, light displays and peppy music to boot — all hidden beneath the chaotic streets of Sydney’s CBD. The event aims to encapsulate what it means to be human with each room representing a uniquely human experience along with an associated colour.
The multi-sensory experience promises to transport you to an underground dance floor filled with dance music, vibey tech and a number of immersive elements.
There’s a lot more to explore this Vivid. The Royal Botanic Garden have been drenched in glittering lights courtesy of the dazzling Lightscape experience. Plus, a jaw-dropping drone show over Circular Quay featuring a thousand drones will dazzle your nights on June 7, 12 and 17 along with the Light Walk which has returned this year from Central Station to the Sydney Opera House. See the full line-up of events and start planning your Vivid itinerary here.
Dark Spectrum has been curated by Mandylights in partnership with Sony Music and Culture Creative and will take place every night of the festival in the Wynyard Tunnels. This is a ticketed event, book a spot via the Vivid Sydney website.