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Destination NSW reschedules Vivid Sydney 2021

Destination NSW reschedules Vivid Sydney 2021
July 15, 2021

Destination NSW has today announced that in the interest of community health and safety, Vivid Sydney will be rescheduled to run from 17th September to 9th October 2021.  

NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said NSW must work together to contain the current outbreak and noted “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.

“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.

“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.”

Vivid Sydney 2021 plans to include more than 200 events celebrating the City's diversity, resilience, Aboriginal culture and vibrant creative community. The festival will see Circular Quay, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour and Luna Park Sydney all showcasing a mesmerising kaleidoscope of entertaining light artworks.

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by the NSW Government through Destination NSW, and in 2019 attracted 2.4 million attendees delivering $172 million in visitor expenditure to the NSW economy.

The NSW Government has also announced that it is providing targeted support for the state’s accommodation sector in the wake of lost bookings over the winter school holiday period.

The cash-flow boosting funding will enable eligible accommodation premises that have lost room nights between 25th June and 11th July inclusive to apply for grants up to $5,000.

Full details of the revised Vivid Sydney 2021 program will be available online in the coming weeks as venues and event owners finalise logistics. Ticketholders will be able to transfer their ticket to the new event date or request a refund via the relevant ticket agent.

For further information about the event, go to

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