Tyne Valley’s annual music festival joins the list of events that have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19 strain) pandemic.
“It is with heavy hearts that we've made the difficult decision to cancel and reschedule this year's Rock the Boat MusicFest,” said festival president Adam MacLennan.
“We are heartbroken by the situation, but we'll continue to follow the lead of the (Chief) Public Health Office to ensure everyone stays safe and well.”
It’s been a tough year for Tyne Valley.
In December, the town’s rink was destroyed by a fire, and proceeds from this year’s Rock the Boat MusicFest, which is a community fundraising initiative, was going towards rebuilding the rink.
“Tyne Valley is resilient in our efforts," said MacLennan.
"We want to thank every one of you that has supported the festival for many years."
MacLennan said when the time is right, there will be an announcement about next year’s event, with many of the 2020 artists reconfirmed for the July 31, 2021 event.
2020 TICKET HOLDERS
Since the festival is a fundraising initiative to rebuild the Tyne Valley Community Sports Centre, the festival is offering those with tickets to this year’s event the opportunity to transfer their tickets to 2021.
“If you choose this option, we will issue you a new ticket for next year's 2021 Saturday night concert once tickets go on sale. The same for your campsites. If you have booked an overflow campsite, you can keep your same site for 2021,” read the release.
For further updates and announcements, visit Facebook.com/rocktheboatfest.