ChromeFest and the Central Coast Music Festival are two of the latest casualties of the current COVID-19 lockdown.
Central Coast Council has adapted a number of community events in the region in response to the escalating outbreak of the Delta variant and corresponding Public Health Orders.
ChromeFest 2021, which was scheduled to take place in Memorial Park, The Entrance, from October 23-24, has been cancelled.
While provisions were put in place to deliver this year’s ChromeFest in a COVID-safe way (including introducing ticketing to limit attendees), the continued uncertainty around restrictions has made it difficult for Council to plan to deliver the event safely.
Fans of this much-loved annual event will still be able get their ChromeFest fix, with ChromeFest Overdrive TV set to share a livestream of all the favourite bands on Saturday, October 23.
More details will be posted on the ChromeFest Facebook page and website.
Council had planned to bring the inaugural Central Coast Musical Festival to the Gosford town centre from September 6-12, but the event has now been postponed due to uncertainty around restrictions.
Council is currently exploring opportunities to host live music experiences in some Central Coast venues later this year and will update the community once details have been confirmed.
With September school holidays fast approaching, Council has planned a number of online activities to keep the kids entertained during the spring school holiday break while also ensuring the safety of our community.
Further details will be announced soon on Council’s Spring School Holiday program, which aims to offer a range of interactive and online activities for all ages and interests.
The Lakes Festival is still planned for various locations across the Coast this November.
Council continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will advise of any changes on its website.
“The health and wellbeing of our community remains Council’s priority,” a spokesperson said.
“We will be reviewing other upcoming Council events and provide regular updates as further information becomes available.”
Media release, Aug 17
Central Coast Council