Vivid Organisers Refuse To Disclose the Cost of the Festival
Vivid Sydney, the annual festival of lights, is set to transform the city into a dazzling wonderland of vibrant colours and boundless creativity.
This year’s annual winter light festival will begin on Friday this week, along with more than 300 events involving visual displays, music, ideas, and food.
A headline event at the Royal Botanic Garden will cost visitors $40 per person for entry and $128 for a family of four.
So, is this fair given the millions of dollars Sydneysiders already contribute to the festival through taxes?
Listen the full episode below to find out:
On today’s This Arvo In Sydney, host Sacha Barbour Gatt and LiSTNR investigative editor Clair Weaver find out the event’s costs and why it remains a secret.
The event has sparked controversy, with people arguing that the gardens should remain free and that Vivid is an egalitarian event where Sydneysiders get treated to an incredible show, whether rich or poor.
The vivid has told This Arvo that it is charging for this event because Light Scape is a new show coming to the festival for the first time.