One of Sydney’s most beloved music festival which was set to make a grand return this year has been cancelled. The Twilight at Taronga concert series which has been a summer fixture on the music and concert scene for over 25 years has announced it’s cancellation due to the current covid situation.
Twilight at Taronga
The Twilight at Taronga series was supposed to be held from January 28 to February 19, allowing Sydneysiders a chance to enjoy curated sunset concerts with the Sydney harbour as backdrop.
The popular alfresco event this year was primed to see the likes of multi-ARIA Award winning artist Josh Pyke and ABBA tribute act Bjorn Again take to the stage.
Also set to perform was six-piece Sydney collective Winston Surfshirt and Australian singer-songwriters Washington & Odette among other stellar artists.
A statement released on their website says:
“It’s with a heavy heart that Taronga announces the cancellation of the 2022 Twilight at Taronga Concert Series.
This decision was not made lightly and takes into account both the safety of our concert guests, staff, artists, crew and broader community, as well as our ability to deliver an experience that meets the expectations of our guests who have purchased tickets;
Regrettably, with the current public health measures in place and largely sold out shows that would see guests in close proximity and unable to socially distance, our event space does not comply with the current requirements for a COVID-safe event.”
Read the full statement here.
The news follows many other long awaited music events being cancelled or postponed like The King Street Carnival, Grapevine Gathering and the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Although it’s disappointing news for concert goers, the NSW government has recently announced a $43 million funding for cancelled events and festivals providing some respite to organisers.