Vivid Sydney 2021 has been cancelled for the second a year in a row due to ongoing uncertainty and lockdowns, but will return next year.
Despite the event initially being postponed for September, the NSW Government has made the tough decision in an effort to minimise the impact on event attendees, partners, artists, sponsors and suppliers.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said that while it’s disappointing to have to cancel again, the decision to do so early has given certainty and minimised impacts where possible.
“The health and safety of our community is our highest priority, which is why we’re encouraging everyone to get vaccinated so we can get back to enjoying COVID-safe events again soon,” he said.
Planning is currently underway for the world’s largest and most famous festival of light, music and ideas to return from 27 May to 18 June 2022.
“Vivid Sydney 2022 will shine brighter than ever – our artists and creative industries are so eager to put on a show and we can’t wait to see the Harbour City shining brightly again.”
Expressions of interest for Vivid Sydney 2022 Light, Music and Ideas programs will open next week.