Foremost in our hearts and minds is the health and wellbeing of our community here in Kandos. We have an ageing population (of some pretty awesome people) and have been very fortunate to have had a total of zero cases of COVID here. We would never knowingly risk the health of our community and so we have taken the precaution to postpone earlier rather than later.
This decision is also made with our artists in mind, many of whom were not able to complete their residencies in 2020 and are now unable to make them up before October dates. Uncertainty around the current outbreak places artists and audiences at risk of financial loss and made plans to travel to Kandos for the festival difficult. The longer lead time will give us a chance to reset the residency program and get back on the track to another great festival.
The good news is that the festival will still happen, just a little bit later