After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, plus uncertainty around its 2021 viability due to ongoing social-distancing requirements, Vivid has finally been given the green light to go ahead this year. While it’s typically held in late autumn or early winter, this year the festival is scheduled to run from August 6 to 28.

As ever, the program will feature art displays, 3D projections, live music and a series of talks from thought leaders. It will take place around the CBD, Darling Harbour, The Rocks and Circular Quay, with venues including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Customs House.