Flooding forces the cancellation of the Strawberry Fields music event in Tocumwal
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Flooding forces the cancellation of the Strawberry Fields music event in Tocumwal

The team has planned two gigs in Melbourne in Strawberry Fields’ absence.

The Murray River is higher than the team has seen it in ten years, therefore the New South Wales event, which was supposed to take place from October 28 to 30, cannot take place. In addition, there is a significant chance of additional heavy rains in the upcoming weeks because of the continuing La Nia, a climate cycle that cools portions of the Pacific Ocean.

Critical access and entertainment areas are currently several meters underwater, according to a statement from the co-directors. “At this point, it is not possible to begin event building or to have even the slightest assurance that the festival can be held safely,” they declared. “We have been left with no choice but to cancel after consulting with our crucial local stakeholders and emergency services, and with insufficient time to locate a new venue.”

Mali blues musician Tamikrest will play at The Night Cat on October 28. On October 31, Moodymann and additional performers will take the stage at Cup Eve Warehouse.

large loss to nearby communities
The festival’s cancellation will affect local businesses as well as fans, according to the event planners.

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Flooding forces the cancellation of the Strawberry Fields music event in Tocumwal
The team has planned two gigs in Melbourne in Strawberry Fields’ absence.

According to event organizers, a Lawrence Consulting economic impact analysis showed that the festival contributed $3.3 million to the Berrigan Shire economy and $6.7 million to the larger Border region.

On the festival’s website, you may find more information regarding the cancellation policy, refund options, and substitute events. If they are in a position to do so, the organizers ask ticket holders to keep their tickets until 2023.

The festival’s organizers have provided refunds to ticket holders, but they advise those who can to hold onto their tickets so they can be utilized in November of the following year.

The organizers stated, “Expect Strawberry to be back in full force next November.”

“We intend to shift into fifth gear all the surprises we had in store for October.”

Ash Lauryn, DJ Python, Egyptian Lover, and a Resident Advisor takeover featuring Roza Terenzi, EFFY, DJ Paz, and Sassy J were all scheduled to perform at this year’s Strawberry Fields.