Vivid Sydney cancelled for second year

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Vivid Sydney saw record numbers on its opening weekend.

Vivid Sydney has been cancelled for a second year in a row with new dates set for 27 May to 18 June 2022.

The event was originally set to run in August before being rescheduled to run in September and October.

“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,” said Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres.

“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 Sydney 2021. Of course, it’s 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.”

Expressions of interest for Vivid Sydney 2022 Light, Music and Ideas programs will open next week.