Boots and Hearts competition cancelled for a 2nd yr amid COVID-19 pandemic

Boots and Hearts festival cancelled for a 2nd year amid COVID-19 pandemic

2021-04-19 20:09:43

TORONTO — Organizers of the country-fuelled Boots and Hearts music competition are pulling the plug on this yr’s summertime occasion.

Republic Stay introduced Monday that ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario made it not possible to maneuver ahead with their plan to carry large live shows lower than 4 months from now.

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Boots and Hearts is without doubt one of the province’s largest music festivals and was set to be held over the Aug. 5 weekend on the Burl’s Creek Occasion Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ont., about 30 kilometres north of Barrie.

Nation music stars booked to carry out included Dan + Shay, Sam Hunt and Eric Church.

Summer time music festivals have been in a tricky spot as COVID-19 circumstances surge throughout the nation, making it unsure whether or not any crowds will have the ability to collect by July and August.

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Lots of Canada’s music festivals opted to forgo planning a 2021 season whereas others have dropped off the schedule, together with RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa, and Nation Thunder festivals in Craven, Sask. and Calgary.

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A number of festivals nonetheless stay on the schedule, amongst them the Calgary People Music Competition, which mentioned it will likely be “cautiously optimistic and adaptable” this yr, and Montreal’s Osheaga Music and Arts Competition which mentioned final week it was “too early to speak about our summer time festivals at this second as Montreal remains to be in a pink zone.”

Boots and Hearts competition organizers mentioned they’ve booked the subsequent four-day Boots and Hearts competition for Aug. 4, 2022.

Passholders for this yr’s Boots and Hearts may have a assured ticket for the 2022 occasion at “the most effective value,” Republic Stay mentioned, whereas particulars on full refunds will likely be despatched to ticketholders by e-mail this week.

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