Eventbrite and Vivid Sydney join forces to present a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas, with special guests including Spike Lee and Bryony Cole

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — March 20, 2019 — Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global ticketing and event technology platform, and Vivid Sydney have announced a partnership which will see Eventbrite appointed the official ticketing partner of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere.

Through this partnership, Eventbrite will become the primary ticketing agent for Vivid Sydney program activities. The full Vivid Sydney 2019 program includes:

  • Vivid Light: Illuminating Sydney’s skyline from 6pm each evening. More than 50 light installations will light up the city during the event.
  • Vivid Music: A cutting-edge contemporary music program featuring local and international acts and groundbreaking musical collaborations.
  • Vivid Ideas: 23 days and nights of future-facing talks, hands-on workshops and industry-shaping forums, the Vivid Ideas Exchange is an annual celebration of innovation, creativity and community. Events held at the Museum of Contemporary Art span the innovation and imagination sector from technology and start-up culture to design and architecture, film and screen content to animation and VFX.

Notable events ticketed by Eventbrite as part of the 2019 Vivid Sydney festival program include the Game Changer Series: Spike Lee on Films, Politics and Race; the New Horizons program which features talks from creator of The Future of Sex podcast Bryony Cole and award-winning journalist Marc Fennell; and Stories With Impact: Backtrack Boys, a Documentary Australia discussion and viewing session.

Phil Silverstone, General Manager at Eventbrite Asia Pacific, said the partnership sees two innovative brands come together in a celebration designed to spark human connections.

“We’re thrilled to be the official ticketing partner of Vivid Sydney, a festival renowned not only for its spectacular light shows and installations, dynamic music performances and inspiring discussion series; but also for setting the benchmark in world-class creativity and innovation,” Silverstone said. “This is a landmark partnership for Eventbrite in Australia, and we look forward to working closely with Vivid Sydney to provide an outstanding experience to the many local and international guests set to enjoy this year’s festival.”

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer and Vivid Sydney Executive Producer, Sandra Chipchase, said the festival would delight attendees again in 2019.

“Vivid Sydney is not only the largest event in Australia but it is also one of the most-loved, and we know that guests are inspired by the artists, installations, performances, discussions and ideas that are showcased over the 23 days of the event. Working with Eventbrite is exciting for the festival and will make it simple for guests to plan their Vivid Sydney experience.”

Vivid Sydney will run from May 24 to June 15, 2019. For the full program, and to secure tickets to this year’s festival, visit vividsydney.com.