P.E.I.’s Cavendish Beach Music Festival once more cancelled over COVID-19 disaster

The persevering with COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of P.E.I.’s Cavendish Beach Music Festival as soon as once more in 2021.

Whitecap Entertainment, the organizers of the nation music competition, introduced the cancellation of the July 11th of September occasion in a information launch Tuesday morning.

Public health restrictions as a result of pandemic have made holding an occasion the scale of Cavendish Beach too tough, it stated.

“We want to thank our fans for their patience, loyalty, and trust as we operate in these challenging times,” Whitecap president Jeff Squires stated within the launch.

Over the course of 11 years, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival had turn out to be one of many largest nation music occasions in North America. (John Robertson/CBC)

Those nonetheless holding onto the 2020 tickets that they had purchased within the hopes there could be a 2021 competition will be eligible for an automated refund as of June 1, organizers stated. It may take as much as two weeks from then for the cash to seem on prospects’ statements.

The competition had been attracting about 25,000 people lately.

Since its first outing in 2009, Cavendish Beach Music Festival has turn out to be one of many main nation music occasions in North America, attracting artists resembling Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and Taylor Swift.

About 25,000 people attended the competition in Cavendish, P.E.I. in 2019. (Tracy Lightfoot/CBC)

While there will be no headline competition this yr, Squires stated Whitecap is making some plans.

“We are working on a modified event for later in the summer when we hope to welcome fans to the beach for a fun and safe event,” stated Squires.

“We will be in touch with more details on future events, and in the meantime be kind, stay safe and continue supporting our artists!”

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