Just one week away from the 50th annual Tamworth Country Music Festival, the event has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
On the same day, Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet announced new restrictions for NSW but promised major events could unfold, event organizers pulled the pin.
âThe decision to postpone the festival, just a week away from the event, was a difficult but necessary decision to make,â said festival director Barry Harley.
âConsidering the current state of COVID transmission in our communities and the impact of the modified COVID security measures on our sites, this is the best decision for the health and safety of everyone involved, in especially the Tamworth and country music community. “
This is the second year in a row that the country’s longest-running country music festival, which typically attracts more than 50,000 people, has been affected by the pandemic.
Organizers are now planning to hold the 50th anniversary event from April 18-24.
âThere is still a lot to celebrate and we can do that in April of this year,â Mr. Harley said.
A further update on the rescheduled event will be made next week, and ticket holders for the January shows will be contacted directly, he said.
Associated Australian Press