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Will Bluesfest be rescheduled again?

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It might not be until October but the question of whether Bluesfest will go ahead as rescheduled is being asked again.

In a recent update Bluesfest has said that ‘The COVID-situation in NSW is at large, once again. This time with a strain that has increasingly been more difficult for state governments to contain. And as the clusters begin to pop up in more places and continue to grow exponentially, a reschedule of our October event is becoming ever more likely.

‘Some of you may even be thinking that the solution is simple, and therefore think… “why hold out on an announcement any longer?!” Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.’

They highlight that to reschedule the event there is ‘A LOT’ to sort out from having the resources to do it to achieving ‘a standard worth presenting’.

‘We value you and all of the support you have given us,’ they said in the update.

‘We know you’re hungry for a festival and for live music – nothing can replace it… and the last thing we want to do is reschedule. However, with the current situation, we are not confident that we can deliver a safe and successful event in October – and, in the end, that’s the bottom line.’


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