(Australia) – Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, has been cancelled for 2021.
Originally planned to take place from 17 September to 9 October, given the ongoing uncertainty, the NSW Government has now cancelled the event to minimise the impact on event attendees, partners, artists, sponsors and suppliers. The next edition of the event is now due to be held in May-June 2022.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, believes that Vivid Sydney can be a shining light for the community to look forward to next year.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“We thank everyone who has contributed to the planning for Vivid Syndey 2021. Of course, it is incredibly disappointing to cancel for the second year, but the most responsible decision was to cancel early, giving everyone certainty and minimising 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.”