The Management Committee of NOOSA alive! has made the decision to cancel the performances of David Williamson’s CRUNCH TIME in April and the NOOSA alive! 2020 festival in July.
Festival President Andrew Squires said this decision was made following the Federal Government's announcement of non-essential mass gatherings being banned across the country and the community's increasing concerns around social distancing during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
“The festival, that we all love, is a vital part of Noosa’s arts and cultural calendar but the health and safety of everyone must come first,” Andrew said.
“We are currently contacting all of our stakeholders for information on the outcome of this cancellation. This information will enable us to contact our ticketed guests as soon as possible to offer refund options,” he said.
“As a small not-for-profit organisation, operating with a reliance on government funding and sponsorship, the impact of cancelling such events is substantial.
“Ticket holders for CRUNCH TIME may consider donating their ticket price to support us in being able to continue to present NOOSA alive! into the future,” Andrew said. “We do not expect, but would truly appreciate such generosity”
“Please remember that as a community of people who love and support the arts, we are all in this together and we believe that these hard decisions will deliver a strong and exciting future for NOOSA alive! 2021 when the show will go on!, he said.