Geelong After Dark 2020 Cancelled

Posted 17 March 2020

It is with great sadness that the City of Greater Geelong must cancel Geelong After Dark 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in relation to non-essential mass gatherings over 500.

The success of Geelong After Dark lies in the support that you as our audience give artists, musicians and performers each year as they bring Central Geelong to life with art and creativity.

Our primary concern is the health and welfare of everyone who supports, contributes and enjoys the event.

To cancel the event is devastating to all, but the only solution to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding and support at this time.

For the latest information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit www.dhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

We look forward to coming together as a community in 2021 to celebrate a myriad of arts and culture across the Geelong.

More detail:

The City of Greater Geelong has announced that Geelong After Dark 2020 will not proceed, due to the rapidly changing situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and following on from the Prime Ministerial Statement regarding non-essential mass gatherings over 500 be banned from Monday 16 March.

Geelong After Dark celebrates the art and cultural life of Geelong. Held annually on the first Friday night in May, the event has, over the past seven years, supported many of the local artists and creative industries to realise projects that have gone onto tour nationally and internationally.

The decision to cancel was not taken lightly, given the time and effort all artists and contractors had already devoted to ensuring the event can once again celebrate Geelong as a thriving artistic hub.

The cancellation of the event will support community in helping to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The City’s primary concern is the health and welfare of all who contribute to and enjoy Geelong After Dark.

For the latest information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit www.dhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

We look forward to coming together again as a community in 2021 to celebrate the City’s arts and culture.

Media inquiries:

Shane Fowles
Communications & Media Officer, Strategic Communications
5272 4421 / 0428 567 868

 

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