Charming Darling Harbour always have a fabulous water light show with music. Here are the main show and artworks at Darling Harbour at Vivid Sydney 2023: Elemental, The Mechanics of Spring, Tumbalong Nights music, Swarm, Aperture and Spectrum of Happiness.

Elemental, at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour

This breathtaking show celebrates these four elements – fire, air, water and earth – combining spectacular 80 meter water shooters, flames, projection and pyro technics. Elemental takes us on a journey from the origins of our planet, through the ages that have defined Australia’s land and waterways and delivers us to the world we call home now. Jaw dropping effects mix with an original soundtrack to showcase the awe-inspiring and magical moments created when these four elements are at work. 

The Mechanics of Spring, Darling Harbour, Tumbalong Boulevard

The Mechanics of Spring at Tumbalong Boulevard Darling Harbour is a forest of large-scale ultra-lightweight ‘wings’ and ‘leaves’ that twist and turn down a suspended wire, floating up and down in a hypnotic, strange pattern.

Music peformances: Tumbalong Nights, Tumbalong Park

Tumbalong Park is your Vivid Sydney go-to for free and eclectic contemporary music, in the very heart of the Light Walk. Catch 12 nights of free live music, with artists from Africa to Arnhem Land, as well as Sydney’s finest acts. 

DJs keep the vibes high from Sunday to Wednesday nights and Australian children’s acts kick things off before the lights turn on, every Saturday from 5pm. Live music starts at 7.30pm each Thursday to Saturday* and Sunday 11 June, with kid’s shows each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm.

*Friday 2 June starts at 6pm

Swarm, Darling Harbour, Darling Harbour Reflections Pools

Swarm Darling Harbour Reflections Pools is inspired by the mathematical precision of flocks of birds flying or schools of fish swimming in unison.

Aperture, Tumbalong Park

Spectrum of Happiness, Darling Quarter

At Spectrum of Happiness, Darling Quarter, swing movement activates the LED tubes and balls attached to each swing.

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