Australian Festivals And Concerts: The Coronavirus Outbreak Effect

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The global novel coronavirus outbreak devastated the entire world. It dealt huge blows to various industries across the globe, among which is the music industry. Tons of tours, concerts, and Australian music festival is no longer possible due to the risk of virus transmission. Australia announced a ban on public gatherings of more than 500 people on March 16, 2020. After two days, the Prime Minister banned indoor public gatherings of more than a hundred people. Almost a year after, festivals and concerts are still affected in Australia. Several were either rescheduled or canceled already.

Airwaves Festival

Airwaves, the drive-in festival on Sunshine Coast, already revealed the rescheduling of the event. The original schedule was for January 23-24. The festival will now be on March 27-28 in light of Queens and border restrictions. The lineup includes Sneaky Sound System, Ash Grunwald, Jaguar Jonze, and Bootleg Rascal. The management asked punters to keep their tickets for the new date. The event director gave a statement that they will not let the coronavirus outbreak defeat them. They will continue to support the industry, fans, and their partners.

This That

Organizers of This That festival announced that the Queensland and New South Wales events will happen at later dates. Due to Public Health orders from the government, the festival is not permissible yet. The Sandstone Point leg of the event will be on October 30, 2021. The Newcastle leg will now be on November 6, 2021. The organizers are still working to keep the original lineup available for the new dates. These include Mallrat, The Chats, Client Liaison, San Cisco, and a lot more. Those who are unavailable on the new dates can get ticket refunds.

Ocean Alley

The original schedule for the performance of Ocean Alley for the Adelaide concert series, Summer Sounds, was for January 7. Ocean Valley announced it will now take place on January 27 and Ruby Fields will still be supporting. The change of schedule was because of the coronavirus outbreak in New South Wales. Purchased tickets are still valid for the new date.

Faith No More

The publicity team announced the rescheduling of the band’s February 2021 tour in Australia and New Zealand. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the band will push through with the tour in February 2022. They assured fans that the tour is only postponed and not canceled. The band promised to make it up and give a special performance at a time when things are safe for everyone.

Big Thief

The US indie band postponed their May tour to March 2021. Touring agency Love Police now confirmed the tour will not go ahead. The 2021 Australian tour is already canceled and is not up for rescheduling. Ticket holders can get their refunds from the relevant venue or agency.