Sydney’s annual Vivid festival is set to return in August next year giving organisers enough time to plan the flagship event.
This year’s festival was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres says he is “hopeful that by August next year we’re in a restriction-free environment”.
“It just became very obvious we couldn’t conduct a safe Vivid [this year],” Ayres told 2GB.
“In hindsight we made the right call. It would have been pretty much a flop to run Vivid at the time we planned.
“We are now taking a little bit of a cautious approach by pushing it back further in the year. This gives everyone a chance to plan properly for Vivid in 2021.”
While Ayers said the organisers couldn’t be sure of the conditions “for a number of months, he said it was important to be optimistic.
“I think it’s important that we are not paralysed by fear,” he said.