July 15, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

Major festival Vivid Sydney has been postponed to September due to the Greater Sydney lockdown.

The event was due to be held in the city from August 6 to 28 – rescheduling of the event will now see it held between September 17 and October 9.

“The recent outbreak has presented a new challenge for everyone, and the health and safety of our citizens and entire event community involved in Vivid Sydney is our foremost concern,” said NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres, as part of the postponement announcement.

“Destination NSW will continue to work with NSW Health and other agencies to deliver a COVID-safe Vivid Sydney later this year, with support from our event partners, artists, sponsors and suppliers.

“Vivid Sydney will only proceed if it’s safe to do so.

“We all want to see Sydney shine through the spectacular show of creativity and innovation that is Vivid Sydney in September and October this year.”