Frequently Asked Questions



While unfortunately it’s lights off for Vivid Sydney 2021, we’ll shine brighter than ever in 2022! Put these dates in your diary now: 27 May to 18 June 2022.

We are looking forward to celebrating creativity and innovation with you in the Harbour City again – stay safe, and see you soon!


Why is Vivid Sydney 2021 cancelled?

Since announcing the reschedule of the festival from August to September/October 2021, Greater Sydney and NSW continues to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and current movement and gathering restrictions were extended to 28 August.

Therefore, the decision to cancel this year’s festival was made as soon as possible to limit the impact on event attendees, partners, artists, sponsors and suppliers.
Preparations are now underway for next year, with Vivid Sydney to return from 27 May to 18 June 2022.

When will Vivid Sydney be held in 2022?

Vivid Sydney will return brighter than ever from 27 May to 18 June 2022.

Follow our social channels and sign up for MyVivid newsletters for more information in due course.

Will I get a refund for Vivid Ideas/Vivid Music events?

Ticketholders should contact relevant ticketing agents to discuss options.

For Vivid Sydney-owned events such as Game Changers and New Horizons, tickets will be refunded.

Will I get a refund on travel expenses?

There are lots of experiences and sights to enjoy in Sydney and NSW year-round - for inspiration go to and Visitors looking to postpone or cancel their trip should contact suppliers directly.