2016 Media Releases

Lights On Competition! Switch on the lights at Vivid Sydney at Chats

22 April 2016

You can win the opportunity to switch on the lights at Vivid Sydney at Chatswood when the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas returns to Chatswood from 27 May - 13 June.

One lucky person will switch on the lights in a special event on Vivid Sydney at Chatswood’s first night at 5.30pm, Friday 27 May and also be able to take a special preview tour through some of this year’s amazing light installations.

During Vivid Sydney, the bustling Chatswood CBD will be transformed into 'WildLight - The Bio-Kinetic City', an amazing collection of engaging installations and activities inspired by the fascinating creatures of Gondwana.

Visitors to Chatswood will take a technology-led journey into the past - stepping off the train at Chatswood Interchange into a world of projection, lighting effects and fantastic avian creatures. Continuing on to Westfield Chatswood, visitors will be bedazzled by the vibrant digital animations of Neon Dino Nights. Prehistoric creatures in futuristic 3D animations will play across the façade of The Concourse and members of the public can become part of the experience by taking control of interactive mechanical dinosaur frames. Discover the Primordial Pond and see what’s lurking beneath. Vivid Sydney’s youngest patrons can create their own unique deep-sea adventure, playing with luminescent sea creatures in the Luminarium at Chatswood Chase Sydney by day.

Visitors are encouraged to stay a while to enjoy great shopping, dining and market stalls on offer as they wander through the Chatswood CBD, which is increasingly becoming known as a hotspot for Asian dining experiences.

"I’m incredibly excited that Vivid Sydney is coming back to Chatswood again this year with our special pre-historic theme. The Lights On Competition is a fantastic opportunity and a great way for the community to be involved," said Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney.

To enter the competition, visit the ‘Visit Chatswood’ facebook page and click on the ‘WIN Vivid Sydney at Chatswood’ post, then let us know in 25-50 words what you're looking forward to most about Vivid Sydney at Chatswood this year. 

Gondwana Light Lab - Vivid Sydney in Chatswood

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