Island vibe 2020
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Dear Island Vibers,
it is with heavy heart that we are making the decision to cancel the 2020 island Vibe Festival. We have tried to keep optimistic all year, thinking things would be getting back to normal by now, however Covid19 is still lingering and creating very difficult conditions for live music events.
Prahlad and I had a meeting on Thursday last week with council/police/health and QYAC representatives regarding the festival.
Unfortunately QYAC (the peak First Nations organization on the island) said that they would not be supporting the festival, due to concerns regarding Covid19 and the danger it presents to the public and in particular to the Quandamooka Elders.
Island Vibe works closely with the Quandamooka elders, dancers and community, and out of respect for their wishes we have decided to postpone until 2021.
QYAC have assured me the decision is not personal against Island Vibe, it's a general policy regarding visitors to the island, as they have cancelled their own Quandamooka festival this year, cancelled their whale boats and have recently called for a second Island lock down.
We apologise if anyone's plans have been put out, or anyone who has booked accommodation. The silver lining is Minjerribah is always a wonderful place to visit, festival or not. We will refund all ticket holders or provide them the option to roll over to 2021.
Morgyn Quinn & Prahlada Cave
Island Vibe Directors