In a revolutionary fusion of art, technology, and locomotion, Vivid Sydney unveils Tekno Train by Paul Mac, an event set to electrify the rails and transform mundane commutes into pulsating journeys of sensory excitement. This groundbreaking initiative, a first in Australia, promises to reshape our perception of train travel, infusing it with the vibrant energy of music and light during the Vivid festival.

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At its helm is Paul Mac, a maestro of electronic music, whose original techno compositions will serve as the locomotive’s driving force, orchestrating a symphony of beats and melodies that pulse through every carriage. Complemented by dynamic lighting installations synchronised with the rhythm of the music, each journey becomes a kaleidoscopic adventure through the heart of Sydney. Your journey will begin and end at Sydney’s Central Station.

Tekno Train Paul Mac Vivid

There are two Tekno Train routes on offer during Vivid, each tailored to cater to different tastes and moods. 

The Scenic Route: Sit back and take in the sights and sounds of North Sydney as your journey is lit up over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and down a secret spur line to Lavender Bay. This is the slower of the two journeys and is better suited to families with kids ages 5 and up.

Tech Express: Take it up a notch and go deep beneath the city with a pulsing techno thrill ride through City Circle and South Sydney. This is the more lively, full-bodied journey for those seeking a more fast-paced immersive experience. 

  • Ride 1 (departing 6:35pm) – The Scenic Route
  • Ride 2 (departing 8:00pm) – Tech Express
  • Ride 3 (departing 9:10pm) – Tech Express

Tekno Train by Paul Mac will run every night of the festival from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June. Tickets for the experience start at $13.90 for children (5-12 years) and $19.90 for an adult. Family pricing is also available at $59.90.

Whether you’re a seasoned techno enthusiast or a curious commuter, don’t miss your chance to hop aboard this extraordinary train ride through the vibrant soul of Sydney.

Purchase tickets and find out more here