ORGANISERS of the Burradise Festival have officially postponed this year's event, scheduled for September 24-26, 2021, after escalating health restrictions across regional NSW and ongoing lockdowns in Greater Sydney posed health concerns for the local community.
“Right now, protecting our community and keeping everyone safe is more important than trying to press on with the eventas planned,” explained Alex McNeilly, Chair of the Board and Organising Committee.
“It’s been a tough few years, and we want this event to bring community together, open our doors to visitors and give everyone something to celebrate — now more than ever. The decision to postpone again has brought us much sadness.
“Given the current climate of uncertainty, the safety and wellbeing of our close-knit Culburra Beach community is paramount. We just need to continue the waiting game until the pandemic is under control and health restrictions ease,” he said on behalf of a passionate volunteer committee. But the news comes with a touch of optimism and trademark regional resilience, with organisers currently considering a series of smaller, COVID-safe micro-events under the umbrella of ‘Burradise Live’.
“This year we were already looking at a new date to coincide with the start of spring school holidays and we are hoping to still be able to provide our community with a program of local events, live music, food and art shows that extends throughout the summer holiday period,”Alex explained.
“Our mission in this festival over the past decade has always been to support local artists, celebrate our coastal lifestyle, and bring community together, so we are still committed to doing this in a more controlled and safe way.”
Keep an eye on the Burradise Festival’s social media channels and this website for updates on the Burradise Live program throughout spring 2021 and summer 2022.
Meantime, stay healthy and take care of each other.