COVID-19 has claimed another music festival, with the travelling series So Pop cancelled due to the new policies and measures put in place by the Australian Government.
Pussycat Dolls, Steps, Jesse McCartney, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and others were scheduled to perform concerts in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne commencing late April.
But with the ban on indoor gatherings of more than 100 people as well as the 14-day self-isolation requirement of travellers arriving in Australia has made the tour's future 'infeasible'.
Frontier Touring and Arena Touring press release:
'It is with a heavy heart that Frontier Touring and Arena Touring announce that So Pop 2020 will no longer be taking place in Australia and New Zealand this April and May.
'Due to policies and measures put in place by the Australian Government regarding COVID-19, the promoters of The Ultimate Pop Concert deem it infeasible for the show to go on.
'The procedures in play, with government legislation banning indoor gatherings of over 100 people in Australia as well as 14-day self-isolation for the arrival of international travellers, have led to the heartbreaking conclusion that So Pop 2020 will not proceed as planned.
'It is with extreme devastation this announcement is made with our team having worked tirelessly to produce a world-class event for fans across Australia and New Zealand.
'Tickets purchased online or via phone will be automatically refunded in full via the ticketing agent to the cardholder.
'Patrons should allow approximately 20 business days for refunds to appear in their account, ticketholders need not take any further action.
'Ticketek AU customers whose credit or debit card has been permanently closed/cancelled or the card has expired, please supply updated bank details.
'Patrons who purchased tickets in an Agency using cash or EFTPOS will receive a full refund to a bank account.'