It’s the first time in 30 years the festival will not run.
Following the Public Health Act order enforced by the New South Wales government today, this year’s Bluesfest has been cancelled.
Set to take place across five days over Easter, the festival was due to bring a huge range of international acts to its stages, including Lenny Kravitz, Patti Smith, and Dave Matthews Band, as well as a spread of Australian acts.
“We are heartbroken as we believe we were presenting one of the best ever bills of talent for you,” said Festival Director Peter Noble of the cancellation.
“We are now working through how to move forward and to give you details. I thank you for allowing us enough time to get everything in place for the best possible outcome for everyone.”
This will mark the first time in three decades that the iconic festival, which drew over 100,000 people to its site at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm last year, will not run.
Information regarding refunds for ticketholders is still to come.