In a joint collaboration featuring cutting-edge technology, art and a First Nations narrative, the inaugural ELEVATE Sydney Festival features an innovative drone show, the largest of its kind in Australia.
Commissioned by Destination NSW and created and produced by AGB Events, The ELEVATE Sydney Festival features a SkyShow every evening at 10pm, blending art and technology to create an entirely new form of night-time entertainment. Consisting of 500 dancing drones performing above Sydney Cove to an epic bespoke soundtrack, the ELEVATE SkyShow is the biggest show in the Southern Hemisphere.
A leading team of creatives was assembled to to design the show, comprising Anthony Bastic Creative Director, First Nations Advisor Rhoda Roberts AO, Rhyan Clapham (DJ- Dobby) and Senior Producer Olivia Bradley. They then approached world-class drone practitioners Intel to help bring the vision to life.
Intel, the technologists responsible for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, travelled to Australia from Germany, United States and Finland to program the show.
AGB also engaged international augmented reality artist Charles Clapshaw of Future of Art, to overlay an augmented reality experience to the drone show. Visitors to Circular Quay were able to scan the QR codes on site and enjoy added visual elements, enhancing their live experience.
- Purpose Activate the Sydney CBD Nighttime Economy
- Dates 1-5 January 2022
- Audience Visitors to Circular Quay