UPDATE 03/31/21: Bluesfest addressed the cancellation in a statement emailed but assured ticket holders that they are doing what they can to postpone the festival they urge the festival goers on not going to the festival site and making alternative travel arrangements

Less than 24 hours before the start, the Bluesfest 2021 should be canceled due to the risk of COVID-19 in the region

“NSW Health advises that the Minister of Health has signed a public health ordinance canceling the planned blues festival over Easter,” read a statement from the state government

“This action is being taken to minimize the risk of the highly infectious variant of COVID-19 being transmitted in the region, as well as in various states and areas,”

The news comes just hours after the state government held a press conference announcing a case of locally acquired coronavirus had emerged in the Byron Bay area following the Queensland outbreaks

NSW Health Secretary Brad Hazzard said at the above press conference that the festival was “of great concern” to the government, but at that point had said the event would take place

“At this stage, we have concerns – the government has concerns, I have concerns as Minister of Health – that it could be a challenge, up to 15Having 000 (people) in a day if some of these people could have this I have the virus … could create some concerns for us, especially if the virus continues to be transmitted, ”he had said

About the cancellation, Hazzard said, “While the cancellation of the Bluesfest is disappointing for music lovers and the local community, I hope ticket holders support the Bluesfest and hold on to their tickets as I understand that the Bluesfest will be working on a new one Date as soon as possible ”

The festival should have an all-Australian cast with Jimmy Barnes, Tash Sultana, the Teskey Brothers, Pete Murray and others

This is a devastating blow to the event that only had to cancel for three weeks last year due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Weltnachrichten – AU – Bluesfest 2021 has been canceled

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