Soft Centre brings their singular blend of experimental sound, live A/V performance and large-scale light installation to Carriageworks for a one-day festival of boundary-pushing art and music that will take over the entire precinct.
Image: Endless Prowl
3pm-11pm: Soft Centre
$95 + fee
A transaction fee of $4.40 applies to all bookings.
$95 + fee
A transaction fee of $4.40 applies to all bookings.
For ticketing enquiries, please contact our Box Office on (02) 8571 9099 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an 18+ event. Proof of age will be required for entry.
Tickets will only be available through the Carriageworks website and Ticketbooth. Please DO NOT buy from any unauthorised re-sellers such as ViaGoGo, Ticketmaster resale, gumtree, eBay or otherwise. They are not authorised sellers and you may be refused entry. In NSW it is illegal to resell a ticket for more than 110% of the face value of the ticket, as regulated by NSW Fair Trading.
Once you purchase your tickets you will be emailed a ticket confirmation ONLY. Your E-ticket will be sent to your email address 48 hours ahead of the event.
The Pullman Sydney Hyde Park and Novotel Sydney Central, our local hotel partners, are pleased to offer a 15 % discount on room rates during Vivid Sydney.
Book your room at the below links, selecting “special rates” and entering the following codes: Business Client with contract: SCP701551 | Access Code: CA496AU915
Soft Centre features strobe lighting, haze and loud music.
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