Covid kills music

THIS month’s planned three day arts, music and cultural festival, called Pangaea at Buckland, has fallen victim to the Covid pandemic.

Organisers reluctantly announced the postponement last month.

A varied program of music including local and national artists such as Yothu Yindi, Baker Boy, Tom Thum, Little Quirks and The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra as well as circus performances had been lined up for the inaugural event.

Tasmania’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre were also on the bill to perform.

“Our team has been in deep discussions about how to safely navigate operating a festival within the current Covid-19 environment,’’ organisers said.
“After hours of thoughts, reflections and discussions we have come to the understanding that it is just not possible.
“For the safety of our families, staff, artists, patrons and the broader community we have decided to postpone our first edition of Pangaea Festival.

“After all the hard work, sweat, blood and tears that have poured into this event, it has been an extremely confronting and hard decision to make, but also for a number of reasons it feels that morally this is not the time to launch the first-ever Pangaea.

“For all ticket holders – please hold tight, we will be in contact very soon.
“To all our dedicated crew that have been working relentlessly to get Pangaea to where it is now – thank you, and to the public for the overwhelming support –
Keep it coming! “We’ll be back in touch soon.”

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