Experience the ‘Love is in the Air’ at The Vivid Sydney Drone Show 2024

Vivid Sydney Drone Show 2024

Explore Vivid Sydney Drone Show 2024! This year, the festival features the ‘Love is in the Air’ Drone Show. Directed by Gill Minervini and set to a soundtrack by Peewee Ferris, this show is an event you won’t want to miss. Get ready for a captivating display that celebrates love through an incredible drone performance.

About the Vivid Sydney Drone Show

The ‘Love is in the Air’ Drone Show will light up the skies over Circular Quay with over 700 drones forming symbols of love.

Event Details:

  • Dates: 8th, 9th, and 15th June 2024
  • Time: 9:10 PM (~10 minutes)
  • Location: Circular Quay, Sydney
  • Price: Free

Key Contributors:

  • Director: Gill Minervini, known for her work at events like the Adelaide Festival and Dark MOFO.
  • Music Composer: Peewee Ferris, is an iconic music composer famed for his dynamic compositions for global events like the Sydney Olympics and World Expo Dubai. For this drone show, his alter ego Pipi Le Oui brings a soulful, disco-funk groove that complements the visual magnificence.

Get down to Circular Quay to experience the show as drones create intricate patterns and vibrant colours in the night sky.

Ways to Experience the Vivid Drone Show Sydney

1. Vivid Sydney Drone Show Cruises

Captain Cook Cruises offers special Vivid Sydney Drone Show Cruises, allowing you to watch the drone display from the water and the Vivid light installations.


Cruise Details:

  • Dates: 8th, 9th, and 15th June 2024
  • Duration: About 2 hours
  • Departure: Darling Harbour, King St Wharf
  • Price: $59.00 per person

Enjoy the show without the crowds and purchase light snacks and beverages on board. For more information and to book, click here.

2. Watch the Vivid Drone Show from Sydney’s great restaurants

Dine at some of Sydney’s great restaurants with views of the drone show:

The Rocks Restaurants:

  • The Glenmore Hotel: Offers rooftop views.
  • The Squire’s Landing: A harbourfront microbrewery.

For more dining options in The Rocks, check here.

Best Vantage Points for Watching the Drone Show

To enjoy the Vivid Sydney Drone Show to the fullest, here are some top spots to catch the action. Arrive early to secure a good spot, as the show is very popular and space is limited.

Optimal Views:

  • Opera House: The waterfront and forecourt areas are ideal viewing spots. Consider booking a table at Opera Bar or House Canteen.
  • Circular Quay East: Several spots along the waterfront offer unobstructed views.
  • Circular Quay West: Great spots can be found along the waterfront or in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Side Views:

  • Overseas Passenger Terminal: The promenade adjacent to the terminal offers excellent unobstructed views.
  • Campbell’s Cove: The waterfront promenade and adjacent spaces in the Cove offer great views.
  • Hickson Road Reserve: Another excellent option with the waterfront promenade and green spaces.
  • Dawes Point: Both North and South green spaces provide good views of the action.

How to get to ‘Love is in the Air’ Vivid Sydney Drone Show 2024

Public transport will be disrupted on show nights. Services will not be dropping passengers to Circular Quay starting from 5 PM. Get off at Wynyard or Martin Place and walk from there.

The Vivid Sydney Drone Show Soundtrack

To enjoy the full ‘Love is in the Air’ Vivid Sydney Drone Show experience, the soundtrack composed by Peewee Ferris is a must. The soundtrack complements the drone show perfectly and can be accessed via the Cinewav app. Download the app, select Vivid Sydney, and find ‘Love is in the Air’ to synchronise the music with the visuals. Don’t forget your headphones!

Drones: Leave Yours at Home

Using your drone during the show is prohibited due to safety risks and potential disruption to the show. Enjoy the event from the ground for the best experience.

Make a Booking and Enjoy the Show

Ensure a comfortable viewing experience by booking a table at one of the many restaurants, venues, and bars around Circular Quay. These spots offer a great view of the show along with the soundtrack via Cinewav, allowing a full audio-visual experience.

Can’t Make It to the Quay?

If you can’t make it to Circular Quay, you have two options to catch the show via live stream:

  1. Watch the show on the big screens at the Tumbalong Park Stage, where you can enjoy free live music before the drone show.
  2. Watch the show live on Vivid Sydney’s Facebook page on the 8th of June.

Other Vivid Sydney Highlights

Dark Spectrum

Explore the abandoned railway tunnels below Wynyard, transformed into an immersive audio-visual wonderland.


Another favourite, Lightscape is back at the Botanic Gardens, offering a night-time adventure through illuminated landscapes.

Tekno Train

A new addition to Vivid Sydney, the Tekno Train promises a unique experience combining light and sound.

For a detailed guide to all Vivid Sydney events, visit the Ultimate Guide to Vivid 2024.

Drone Show at Vivid Sydney 2024 Summary

The ‘Love is in the Air’ Drone Show at Vivid Sydney 2024 promises to be a unique experience. Whether you watch it from Circular Quay, from a harbour cruise, or while dining at a restaurant with a view, this show is a great way to celebrate Vivid Sydney.

Keep up with updates and ensure you don’t miss out by following Vivid Sydney’s official website and social media channels.

Get ready to enjoy a night full of lights and music at Vivid Sydney 2024!

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