The anticipated Under The Southern Stars Festival has been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak fears.
Issuing a statement on Friday, organiser Andrew McManus said that the festival, scheduled to take place at Foreshore Park on Sunday 19 April and feature overseas acts Live, Bush, and Stone Temple Pilots alongside homegrown talent Rose Tattoo and Electric Mary, will likely be rescheduled to 2021.
“Producing Under The Southern Stars music festivals each summer is a privilege and our fans and patrons have become part of the family,’ the statement began.
“In light of the current global health crisis. we feel that it is imperative to protect the Under The Southern Stars family and proceed in a clear and calm manner.
“We have been closely monitoring the situation as it develops and following directives from the Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).
“With the increase of travel bans and lock-downs, in an effort to stop transmission of the virus, and with the safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and crew in mind we have no other alternative than to postpone our April 2020 festival tour dates.
“We’ve been in consultation with all UTSS2020 artists in regard to their touring schedules and we plan to announce revised festival dates for Under The Southern Stars next week. It is expected that our festival will be postponed until February/ March 2021.
“All tickets already purchased will be valid for the new festival dates in 2021.”
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