The iconic Fairbridge Festival canceled for a second year


Diggin the Jig, Hoopla and Chris Webster at the Fairbridge Festival. PIC: provided

The iconic Fairbridge Festival has been canceled for the second consecutive year due to COVID concerns.

The family music and camping event, which has been running since 1992, was due to take place April 22-24 at Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra.

Drew Diamond, president of nonprofit organization FolkWorld Inc., said they were trying to find solutions to the challenges they and their colleagues in the music and events industry currently face, but there are too many uncertainties for them to confidently proceed.

“Fairbridge Festival production is a complex system involving thousands of spectators, musicians, artists, employees, suppliers, vendors, sponsors and volunteers,” he said.

“While WA’s COVID-19 management measures appear to be working at this stage, the growing uncertainties surrounding a major music and family festival in April are too many and complex to unfold safely. “

Mr. Diamond said their hearts were heavy, but their passion remained the same: to unite and bring people together, to create unique experiences and memories, and to support a thriving music and arts scene.

“The team is working tirelessly behind the scenes to find creative new ways for us to stay connected and reunite soon. We thank everyone for their understanding, messages of encouragement and unwavering support,” he said. -he declares.

Despite the cancellation of their flagship event, FolkWorld Inc. is continuing the Act Belong Commit Fairbridge Festival Quest youth songwriting competition for young songwriters aged 12-18, as well as their annual fundraising raffle. .

WA residents can buy a $5 ticket to enter the race and win amazing prizes, including a handcrafted Scott Wise guitar worth $5,500.

All tickets purchased for Fairbridge Festival 2022 will be automatically refunded through Moshtix.


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