Yackandandah Folk Festival committee regrets to inform you that we have made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. The advice from the Chief Medical Officer and health officials is that non-essential large gatherings of people should be cancelled as an early measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This decision was not taken lightly, however the health of the community is paramount and in light of expert advice it would irresponsible to continue with the event.
We extend our sympathies to all those who will be impacted by this decision. This comes at a difficult time for many in our community as we only begin to recover from the recent bushfire tragedy.
As a committee we agreed to make the decision early to enable people to plan accordingly. We appreciate and understand that many of you will want to know more information about tickets and volunteering, among others. Please be patient as we take a few moments to gather our thoughts after a long and difficult day. Further committee meetings are scheduled over the weekend to discuss the many details emerging from this decision. We will be contacting all volunteers, ticket holders, vendors and other stakeholders in the coming days.
Stay folky – YFF Committee
The Yackandandah Folk Festival committee continues to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 very closely. We are taking information from relevant health authorities and will act on expert advice.
The committee will be meeting over the weekend to discuss the situation and we will continue to provide updates via the website. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Any correspondence should be directed via the email link on the website https://yackfolkfestival.com/contact-us/