KKNK cancelled over coronavirus fears

KKNK cancelled over coronavirus fears

The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) is the latest event to fall victim to coronavirus-related cancellations. 

Photo: Twitter/KKNK

The 26th annual KKNK was meant to take place from 23 to 29 March in Oudtshoorn in the Eastern Cape.

 The festival’s marketing manager Naudé van der Merwe says in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the management and board have decided that the festival will not go ahead as planned.

 “The decision was not taken lightly and was preceded by in-depth consultation with health authorities, local government, the main sponsor, ABSA, partners and other stakeholders.

 “All stakeholders from the various sectors affected by the decision – artists, festival goers who have already purchased tickets, suppliers, and other partners – will be informed of the road ahead as soon as possible.”

According to Van der Merwe there are several possibilities on the table.

 “The outcome will be determined by guidelines from the national government and the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic develops internationally.”


MTN Bushfire Festival postponed due to coronavirus

Festival organisers released a statement on Friday, saying the festival has been postponed until May 2021. "With the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) increasing in Southern Africa and across the globe, MTN Bushfire, together with government stakeholders, its partners and sponsors, have made the joint decision to postpone the 14th Edition of the MTN Bushfire festival to 28-30 May, 2021.

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