Cancellation of the 2020 Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival
It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s festival, which was due to take place on 24–26 July. The wellbeing of our wonderful audience, musicians and supporters is paramount, and the uncertainty of the current world-wide crisis has made our beloved event impossible to plan for.
If you would like to help musicians in these difficult times, you could engage with any of the following:
- Keep streaming and buying music and merchandise – directly from artist websites, through music stores (online), or via Bandcamp, Patreon or your favourite streaming services.
- If you are in a position to do so, please consider donating your refunds for cancelled shows back to the performing arts organisation or individual artists.
- If you are in a position to do so, also please consider donating to an artist directly or to an organisation that employs musicians. Any amount counts.
- Message your favourite musician or venue and offer moral support.
And there is food for thought in this article by Graham Strahle in the Music Australia March enews:
We look forward to announcing the program and dates for next year’s festival as soon as we possibly can.
Please stay healthy and positive, and enjoy hearing and seeing all the inspirational and creative music projects that are going on. Thank you, as always, for your continuing support.
With warm wishes