VIVID SYDNEY 2020 HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS CANCELLED
It is Australia’s largest & most attended event, surpassing even the more iconic ‘Sydney New Year’s Eve’. Vivid Sydney begun in 2009 while Sydney New Year’s Eve begun in 1976, cancelled in 1987 & 1988 and became world famous at the turn of the Millennium.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports Tourism Minister, Stuart Ayres, said the NSW Government had not taken the decision to shut down Vivid Sydney lightly (pun we assume is not intended).
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Tourism Minister said:
We have taken the decision early in consideration of those planning to travel to Sydney for the festival
The Australian Government will later today clarify COVID-19 advice (particularly regarding events) that was given on Friday the 13th of March 2020.
Vivid Sydney was due to have it’s media launch on Tuesday. With the event no longer beginning on May 22, until late May 2021, it is then.
Also, expect potentially a formal announcement later today from the Tourism Minister and Vivid Sydney regarding the cancellation.
Stay tuned to our live COVID-19 blog for more details.