Due to the recent developments in the Covid-19 outbreak, the organisers of Meadow have announced the cancellation of Meadow 2020 in order to comply with the orders imposed by the State Government under the State Of Emergency declaration commencing Monday 16 March. Originally scheduled to take place from Friday 27 – Sunday 29 March in Bambra, Victoria with the likes of Angie McMahon, Close Counters, Cool Sounds, Donny Benet, Dyson Stringer Cloher, Egoism, Emily Wurramara, Olympia, Pookie, Rolling Coastal Blackout Fever, Sheer Mag, Sweet Whirl, Youth Group and more, the Meadow team acknowledge it’s the right thing to do in an effort to protect the health and safety of all members of the community.
“My partner stuck a post-it note on the mirror next to our shower several weeks back.
* Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
It’s the kind of affirmation that makes you smile each morning through adversity. A simple statement that encourages us to push past the roadblocks and hurdles Meadow faces in the weeks leading up to the festival each year. When she put it there, neither of us would ever expect to encounter a problem which we could not control or influence. This is a new reality for us. A problem that we cannot eat for breakfast.
Meadow 2020 has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. We are more than devastated but must respect the decision and direction of The Government and understand it is in the best interest of public health and safety.
2020 has been an emotional rollercoaster that is struggling to find its way back up. Many small businesses in country areas have been battered by the impact of bushfires, a downturn in discretionary spending nationwide and now an insurmountable pandemic. A year of work. All our careful curation and planning to create something that brings joy to so many of our friends, family and punters has now upsettingly come unstuck.
All things that go down, must eventually come up. Surely.
We watched the resilience of our punters dancing on through three days of unrelenting rainfall during our 2019 festival. It’s our sincere hope that we’re able to embody some of this character over the coming months. If it is possible to weather this storm, we will do everything in our power to return in 2021.
To those who have purchased tickets, we will be in touch with more information regarding refunds shortly. Keep an eye out for an email.
Please don’t be scared. Fear is not going to change a thing. Wash your hands, and look after yourselves and others.
The music will be back before you know it.”
Cameron Wade – Meadow Festival Director.
Meadow Festival would like to thank the artists, booking agents, managers, volunteers, the crew behind the scenes, food and drink vendors and partners for their patience and understanding.
The Meadow team will be in touch with ticket holders direct with more information regarding refunds shortly.