Welcome to Dark Spectrum
Dark Spectrum is a world-first season. Sydney will see the unique Wynyard Tunnels come alive as light and music blend together in an underground spectacular.
Dark Spectrum running from 26 May until 16 July allows you to see what lies beneath our city in an incredible, truly one-of-a-kind experience staged in a venue that has never been open to the public, the legendary Wynyard Tunnels.
Set in an immersive multi-media environment, this heightened visual and audio experience explores the deep underground, secret passageways lit as never before, pulses of electronic dance music pump through the eight-room spaces where each space is filled with a different colour linked to its own altered soundscape taking you into a new time and space.
Joni Marks, Director of RGL, a division of Sony Music says, “We are excited to be producing this world premiere event alongside Mandylights and delighted that we can bring it to the Wynyard Tunnels, such an iconic setting in Sydney, as part of Vivid 2023.”
Richard Neville, Managing Director of Mandylights who created Dark Spectrum says, “We’ve taken the latest in laser, robotics and lighting technology, the intensity of a music festival and the originality of an art exhibition and packed it all into a kilometre of underground tunnels – it’s a spectacle like you’ve never seen before. The experience has been in development for three years, and the chance to realise the project inside the historic Wynyard tunnels is incredibly exciting as we get to show off a new venue, new technology and a new Australian-made, truly immersive experience that will envelop and overwhelm.”
Zoe Bottrell, Managing Director of Culture Creative Ltd said “Designing and building a light trail for a new location is always exciting and when the setting is so iconic it’s even more thrilling. Culture Creative is proud to produce Dark Spectrum alongside Mandylights as part of Vivid Sydney 2023.”