The festival of light, music and ideas has been cancelled for 2021.
Vivid Sydney, which attracts millions of visitors every year has been cancelled by the NSW government due to Greater Sydney’s extended lockdown.
The highly-anticipated festival will not be taking place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Sydney. The festival has announced dates for next year from 22 May- 18 June.
Complete with brilliant art installations, exhilarating live performances, immersive experiences plus food and entertainment galore, this years event was looking to be a pretty memorable time for Sydneysiders.
Sydney has been in lockdown since June 26, with residents allowed only four exceptions to leave the house. The lockdown covers all of Sydney, along with the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.
Representatives for the event said in a statement, “Given the ongoing uncertainty, the decision has been made to cancel Vivid Sydney 2021 to minimise the impact on event attendees, partners, artists, sponsors and suppliers.”
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said even though this is disappointing news, we can look forward to a grand event 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,” Ayres said.