Falls Festival has been CANCELED due to the fear of the corona virus, completely destroying fans
- The organizers announced on Tuesday that the Marion Bay event would be dropped
- The New Year’s Eve music festival has been running in Tasmania since 2003
- Falls Festival continues in Western Australia, Victoria and NSW
Falls Festival has been canceled in Tasmania due to the corona virus, but organizers hope it can still be held in other states.
It was announced on Tuesday that the summer festival, held in Marion Bay for 17 years, has been canceled.
“In these unprecedented times, and like in most industries, we need to adjust our business operations to give us the best opportunity for long-term viability,” organizers Sunset Sounds said in a statement.
“To be clear, this is no goodbye, more of a ‘Goodbye’ to Tasmania.”
Falls Festival (pictured) has been running at the Marchweil property near Hobart since 2003 leading up to New Year’s Eve
“After long thinking, we made the tough decision not to exploit Falls Festival Marion Bay this year,” organizer Secret Sounds said in a statement
Sunset Sounds said it planned to hold Falls Festival this summer in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia and hoped to return to Marion Bay in the near future.
Tasmania has been coronavirus-free for 59 days.
Heartbroken festivalgoers expressed their frustration on the event’s Facebook page.
Heartbroken festivalgoers expressed their frustration on the event’s Facebook page. On the photo: Falls Festival in Marion Bay
“You’re over the serge now Covid, dog,” wrote one fan.
“Do they really choose the second-wave state of Victoria over the covid-free Tassie?” asked another.
“You just broke my heart,” wrote another.
The organizers emphasized that the event would not be canceled forever.
“To be clear, this is no goodbye, more of a ‘goodbye’ to Tasmania … [We] remain hopeful that in the future we will be able to return to Marion Bay. ‘