The next event to join the flurry of postponements in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the global community, Under The Southern Stars music festival (that was scheduled to travel nationally next month) has been pushed back to early 2021.
The American trio of +LIVE+, Bush and Stone Temple Pilots had been set to play the same Australian bill together for the first time.
Under The Southern Stars promoter, Andrew McManus has issued the following statement.
"Producing Under The Southern Stars music festivals each summer is a privilege and our fans and patrons have become part of the family.
"In light of the current global health crisis, we feel that it is imperative to protect the Under The Southern Stars family and proceed in a clear and calm manner.
"We have been closely monitoring the situation as it develops and following directives from the Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).
"With the increase of travel bans and lock downs, in an effort to stop transmission of the virus, and with the safety of our patrons, artists, staff and crew in mind we have no other alternative than to postpone our April 2020 festival tour dates.
"We’ve been in consultation with all UTSS2020 artists in regard to their touring schedules and we plan to announce revised festival dates for Under The Southern Stars next week. It is expected that our festival will be postponed until February/ March 2021.
"All tickets already purchased will be valid for the new festival dates in 2021.
"Go in rock and stay healthy." - Andrew McManus