Are you longing to hit the road and immerse yourself in all the fun of a ukulele festival? Pending restrictions loosening, and our Queensland borders opening and travel becoming an option, here’s the latest news from upcoming festivals regarding their status.
Central Coast Ukulele & Folk Festival: The Entrance NSW 28-30 August 2020
We still have plans to go ahead with our festival however we are awaiting government decisions on clubs and pubs and public gatherings.
Hopefully we will know by the end of June. With luck, and barring a “second wave”, we will be able to pull the festival off.
Bony Mountain Folk Festival: Southern Queensland 18-20 September 2020.
Yes all on track for another great festival. I am going to liaise with local council to be sure we are all in the same zone! As we have fifty acres here I cannot see that social distancing is going to be an issue but we need to be sure! Stay tuned to Web Site for updates, but I cannot imagine a scenario where we would be not able to run!
Bony Mountain Festival is in Queensland, so a good option if interstate borders are still closed, only two hours from Brisbane via Warwick. Book camp sites now.
NEWKULELE: Newcastle NSW 16-18 October 2020.
We have no idea yet just what our festival will look like, or even if it will happen. We have been running scenarios for weeks, ranging from no festival this year, through online only, to an almost normal festival, but we honestly don’t know which way it will go.
Our original plans incorporated several global acts. In all likelihood, this year there will be no way to bring international talent here. We also want to support local and domestic artists as they’ve had a horror stretch during the emergency.
We will be reaching out for applications shortly. We have been holding off because we don’t want people to get hopes up, and we’re conscious that groups have been unable to rehearse.
My advice is to go to the festival websites and sign up for their newsletters. Keep your eye on the latest news from the Australian, Queensland and New South Wales Governments. In the meantime check out the online festivals and jams and keep on strumming!
NOTE: On 18 May 2020, Queensland’s declared public health emergency for COVID-19 was extended for a further 90 days, to 11:59 pm on Monday 17 August 2020. Latest from Australian Government https://www.australia.gov.au/ and Queensland Government https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19