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.
On Sunday 28 July, Sam Reich, Secretary of the Newkulele Festival Committee, emailed their mailing list to announce that Newkulele 2020 will be postponed due to COVID-19. Sam went on to say that in the interim, they are planning some smaller scale activities involving their local Newcastle ukulele community, including a fundraiser for our designated charity Pink Meets Teal and other outdoor events. Subscribe to the Newkulele newsletter to find out about Newcastle’s “Mini-Newkuleles” in the coming months.
Check regularly for updates on 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