Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Sydney, the NSW Government has revealed this afternoon that Vivid Sydney 2021 will be cancelled.
In July, Vivid was rescheduled to kick off in mid-September, for what was shaping up to be an epic post-lockdown celebration. But with COVID-19 case numbers continuing to rise across Sydney, the government has now decided to hedge its bets and put off the festival until 2022.
“As we work together to contain the current outbreak and get our community vaccinated, we can all look forward to the return of major events like Vivid Sydney that bring us together in celebration,” Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said in a statement.
“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."
Vivid Sydney is now set to return from 27 May to 18 June 2022. Expressions of interest for the 2022 festival's Light, Music, and Ideas programs will open next week.
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