If you're travelling to Sydney next week, you're in for a treat – the city is going to literally light up your life.

From May 27, Sydney will become a city of light in the annual Vivid Sydney light festival. The largest of its kind in the world, there are set to be over 80 light installations by 141 artists from around the world.

Attractions all over the city, from the famous Opera House to entire streets, will be illuminated with artistic and colourful designs for the 23-night festival. There'll be an underwater light forest in Walsh Bay, UV lights strung up along Kendall Lane and a series of talks from influential creators, including filmmaker Spike Jonze, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, and Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan.

If these images of last year's festival are anything to go by, it's going to be stunning.

Vivid Sydney 2015

VIVID 2015Credit: Destination NSW

Photo Credit - James Horan/Destination NSWCredit: James Horan/Destination NSW

Dawes Point, Vivid Sydney, AustraliaCredit: Destination NSW

 James Horan/Destination NSWCredit: James Horan/Destination NSW

Vivid Sydney 2015, Intercellular, Sydney University. 25/5/2015.Credit: James Horan/Destination NSW

Vivid Sydney 2015_Arclight_Campbells Cove_Credit - DestinationNSW_ KM4659Credit: Destination NSW

VIVID 2015Credit: Destination NSW

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