A statement from the Meadow 2020 has just been released.
Meadow 2020 has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. We are more than devastated but must respect the decision and direction of the Victorian State Government issued in this morning’s State Of Emergency declaration. We understand these measures are in the best interest of public health and safety.
2020 has been an emotional rollercoaster that is struggling to find its way back up. Many small businesses in country areas have been battered by the impact of bushfires, a downturn in discretionary spending nationwide and now an insurmountable pandemic. A year of work. All our careful curation and planning to create something that brings joy to so many of our friends, family and punters has now upsettingly come unstuck.
All things that go down, must eventually come up. Surely.
We watched the resilience of our punters dancing on through three days of unrelenting rainfall during our 2019 festival. It’s our sincere hope that we’re able to embody some of this character over the coming months. If it is possible to weather this storm, we will do everything in our power to return in 2021.
To those who have bought tickets, thank you, we’re sorry this has happened, and we will be in touch with more information regarding refunds shortly. Keep an eye out for an email.
Please don’t be scared. Fear is not going to change a thing. Wash your hands, and look after yourselves and others.