Circus News

WA Circus Festival Postponed in Wake of COVID-19

Organisers of Karridale’s long running WA Circus Festival have said that a heartbreaking decision to cancel the 2021 event is part of a long-term vision to protect the festival for years to come.

“With the heaviest heart we have made the decision that we are going to have to cancel Karnidale both the festival and training in January 2021,” said Lunar Circus’ Louise Moss.

“We hoped with every ounce of our bodies that we could make it happen but as the event looms closer, the world is still not as normal as we hope it might be and the risks for us as an independent self funded event are just too massive.”

Ms Moss said Lunar Circus ran the risk of leaving the festival “broken” if they proceeded and had to cancel performances at the last minute.

“We would be unlikely to recover, whereas we are hoping if we regroup and wait we can continue and make 2022 just the best ever.”

As they do each year, Lunar Circus opened training applications for the 2021 season in July 2020 in the hope that the pandemic fallout would have lessened.

“How wrong we were,” Ms Moss said…

Read the Full Article at Margaret-River Mail

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