Vivid Sydney 2023 off to a spectacular start in Surry Hills: Report

LIT: The organisers of Vivid Sydney 2023 say they’re very happy with how the opening night played out in Surry Hills.

“Our idea to set alight a vacant seven story building was very experimental,” say event organisers. “But the result was spectacular.”

Hundreds of art lovers gathers to watch the inferno, which began near Central Station at around 4pm today.

“The smoke and fire alarms really added to the effect, it was super artistic,” said one onlooker. “I cant wait to check out all the other installations around the city.”

An estimated 2.6 million people are expected to see 50 Vivid light installations between now and when the festival ends on June 17.