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Dashville pushes Pigsty to end of July amid new COVID restrictions

With COVID restrictions now back in force across Newcastle and the Hunter, this weekend’s Pigsty in July Festival at Dashville has been postponed.

The ever-optimistic organisers of the one-day festival are hopeful that the one-day festival can go ahead on Saturday 31 July.

The lineup includes Front End Loader, Jazzparty, Nat’s What I Reckon, Casino Rumblers, The Bottlers, Bitchcraft, Jet City Sports Club, The Punk Rock Hillbilly, Well? and The Autumn Hearts.

“It’s hard to predict, but hopefully things have settled down by then,” a statement posted to Instagram on Sunday read. “

“We are working to get all the bands and comedians along to the new date. All ticket holders will get an informative email on Monday. For now, please enjoy your Sunday. Xx.”

The latest COVID-19 Outbreak in Sydney prompted Premier Gladys Berejiklian to enforce restrictions for regional New South Wales, from 6pm on Saturday 26 June to midnight on Friday 9 July causing cancellations and postponements of events across the region.

The following restrictions now apply:

  • Visitors to households will be limited to five guests – including children;
  • Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events;
  • Drinking while standing at indoor venues will not be allowed;
  • Singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed;
  • Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs;
  • Dancing will be allowed at weddings, but only for the wedding party (no more than 20 people);
  • Dance and gym classes limited to 20 per class (masks must be worn);
  • The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings, including weddings and funerals;
  • Outdoor seated events will be limited to 50% seated capacity

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