Caloundra Music Festival cancels this year’s event

Caloundra Music Festival has cancelled its 2020 show joining a long list of music festivals globally that have been forced to abandon plans for this year.

“Working within a venue or stadium is one thing, trying to enforce the 1.5 metre social distancing rule at a festival across multiple parkland settings is very difficult,” festival director Richie Eyles said.

Sunshine Coast Council Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg said the safety of the community as well as those involved in the festival was a priority.

“We waited in hope that restrictions may have eased by now, but given the lead-time required to organise a successful event of this scale, it is best to advise our festival family sooner rather than later that the Caloundra Music Festival will not go ahead over the October long weekend this year,” he said.

“I encourage people to keep their accommodation bookings and still make a weekend of it here in Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast area, in what is the last long weekend in Queensland of the year, as we still have plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy.”

Caloundra Music Festival will return in 2021 on dates to be confirmed later in the year.