Vivid Sydney Postponed Until September

It was meant to be an epic comeback after being cancelled in 2020, but this year’s Vivid festival has fallen victim to the pandemic once again.

Organisers have announced that the festival of lights will now be postponed until the end of September due to the current lockdown situation.

Australia’s largest festival of lights was set to launch on August 6, with one of the event’s most ambition programs to date.

But with the current lockdown set to end on July 30, it’s expected that there’ll be varying levels of restrictions throughout August in the Harbour city.

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Vivid Sydney New Date
Vivid Sydney. Image: Destination NSW

Vivid Sydney's New Date

Minister for jobs, tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, said that Sydney would need to work together to bring the outbreak of Delta under control.

“We all want to see Sydney shine through the spectacular show of creativity and innovation that is Vivid Sydney,” Ayres said. “The recent outbreak has presented a new challenge for everyone, and the health and safety of our citizens and the entire event community involved in Vivid Sydney is our foremost concern.”

Vivid’s new dates are September 17 to October 9. And there’s been no announced changes to the originally released program at the time this article was published.