We are very sad to announce that given the current rise in the number COVID-19 infections in Victoria and NSW and the restrictions that are likely to remain in place now for some time all over Australia, we are cancelling this year’s Mountaingrass festival.
While we are disappointed with having to cancel this year our primary concern is for the safety of everyone attending the festival and everyone involved in putting it on including staff at the George Kerferd Hotel. We also want to make sure that you are all in good shape for Mountaingrass 2021. Aside from this it would be very difficult for us to run a financially viable Mountaingrass 2020 if we are required to abide by social distancing rules that limit our numbers inside venues.
Performers: Offers made to performers made for the 2020 festival will remain valid for 2021.
Memberships: Any ABOTMA memberships renewed since Mountaingrass 2019 will be rolled over to 2021.
Accommodation bookings: If you have booked accommodation in Beechworth and you no longer need it, please contact the provider asap so that they can fill the rooms or camp sites.
However, we are hoping that if things have improved by November that it may be possible to have in weekend in Beechworth anyway to catch up with friends, have a pick, and enjoy a weekend exploring the region. Let’s hope so!
In any case we hope to see you all back at Mountaingrass 2021!
Please stay safe everyone.
The 2020 Mountaingrass Team
July 21, 2020