2020 Cunnamulla Fella Festival cancelled


At the May Council meeting, the Paroo Shire Councillors decided regrettably, to cancel the 2020 Cunnamulla Fella Festival due to COVID-19.

Due to be held in the last weekend in August Paroo Shire Mayor Cr Suzette Beresford said that it was a hard decision that Council had to make.

“With the continued uncertainty around the lifting of travel restrictions and the number of people allowed to gather, we came to the conclusion that unfortunately cancelling this year’s festival had to be done,” Mayor Beresford explained.

“Not only did we have logistics and planning to consider, but the health of our residents had to be taken into account as well.

“There are still no cases of COVID-19 in South West Queensland, and although we encourage the slow increase of visitors (as per the guidelines) that is happening currently, August seemed too soon for an event that brings a large amount of people together in one place.”

Tourism Manager Barbara Mason agreed that although disappointing, it was the right decision given the circumstances.

“Ticket sales hadn’t opened yet for 2020 but the Tourism team is now working on contacting the entertainers and contractors that had already been booked and reworking everything for 2021,” Barb said.

“We’re sure by next year everyone will be ready to get out of the house and go on a holiday, so watch out – the 2021 festival is going to be a cracker!”

To read more about the Cunnamulla Fella Festival visit www.cunnamullafellafestival.com.au.