COVID cancels Newstead Live

Snapshot from a prior successful running of Newstead Live. Uncertainty around the number of active COVID cases now circulating the community has forced the cancellation of this year's festival that was to have happened this weekend.

Eve Lamb


Uncertainty around the number of active COVID cases now circulating in the community has forced the cancellation of this weekend’s Newstead Live Festival.
With 34 live acts on the program, the annual Australia Day long weekend fest had been keenly anticipated by many, but festival director Kelly Skinner has told the Mail the current COVID situation left organisers with no option.
All who had purchased tickets have been offered refunds.
“We’ve refunded abut 200 tickets and about ten per cent of those who were offered refunds have chosen to donate the cost of their ticket back to the festival, which was lovely,” Ms Skinner said.
“It’s a mixture of relief and disappointment.” Get the full story in today’s Mail…