Vivid Sydney postponed to the spring due to lockdown restrictions


14 Jul 2021



Written By Staff Writer



Unfortunately, due to the extended lockdown in the Greater Sydney area, Vivid Sydney has been rescheduled. Instead of running on its original date, Friday 6 to Saturday 28 August 2021 the festival will now run from 17 September to 9 October 2021 in the interest of public health and safety.

The event has enchanted Sydneysiders and tourists alike since 2009 and is now the biggest festival of lights, music and ideas in the world. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions at the time, Vivid Sydney wasn’t able to proceed last year.

Vivid Sydney is renowned for its large-scale illuminations and 3D-mapped projections, as well as hosting a range of public talks and local and international musical talent. The festival is produced by Destination NSW and generated $172 million for the New South Wales economy back in 2019.

“We all want to see Sydney shine through the spectacular show of creativity and innovation that is Vivid Sydney in September and October this year,” Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres said about the rescheduled dates.

“The recent outbreak has presented a new challenge for everyone, and the health and safety of our citizens and entire event community involved in Vivid Sydney is our foremost concern.

“Destination NSW will continue to work with NSW Health and other agencies to deliver a COVID-safe Vivid Sydney later this year, with support from our event partners, artists, sponsors, and suppliers.

“Vivid Sydney will only proceed if it’s safe to do so.”

A revised festival program will be available in the coming weeks.

For more updates on Vivid Sydney and their festival program, click here.

Photo: Srikant Sahoo


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