Vivid Sydney to return in August 2021

Vivid Sydney - the Harbour City’s iconic celebration of lights, music and ideas - will return in August 2021.

18 August 2020

The popular and award-winning event will bring creativity, innovation and excitement
to Sydney in a COVID-safe manner for locals, visitors and global fans to enjoy, near
or afar.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Vivid
Sydney was an important cultural, social and economic beacon for NSW.

“Major events will play a critical role in stimulating the visitor economy and NSW’s
broader COVID-19 recovery strategy,” Minister Ayres said.

“We’re cautiously optimistic that with a slight delay to regular scheduling, Vivid Sydney
will be able to proceed as the bright, dynamic event we all know and love in August
next year.

“There’s no doubt that all future events will need to make adjustments to be COVID -
safe in line with NSW Health advice and reflect the changes we are experiencing in
day-to-day life.

“Vivid Sydney has always celebrated and explored innovation and creativity, but more
importantly brought joy to people who visit in person or who follow the media and
social media coverage.

“We look forward to reigniting that excitement and passion within the artistic
community and our supporters, and creating tangible opportunities for the tourism
industry by driving visitors to Sydney and NSW in a safe way.”

In 2019, a record 2.4 million people attended Vivid Sydney, generating $172 million in
tourism expenditure.

Further details about Vivid Sydney 2021 will be shared later in 2020.


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