BLUESFEST WEEK UPDATE
Dear Bluesfest Patrons,
Bluesfest 2021 is set to proceed this Easter Long Weekend.
All patrons are required to present photo ID with proof of address to gain entry at the festival gates. This includes all season campers arriving on site from 10AM tomorrow, Wednesday 31st of March.
Examples of valid proof of address include:
• A current driver/rider license or photo card
• If you only have photo ID without a proof of address available, you will need to provide a bank statement or utility bill showing your address along with your photo ID to gain entry to Bluesfest 2021
All patrons attending Bluesfest this year are encouraged to take extra precaution. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Bringing your own facemask and wearing it throughout the festival – although this is not mandatory
• Bringing extra sanitisation products for heightened self-regulation
• Maintaining social distance and following all instructions from COVID-19 Marshals who will be present throughout the site to keep you safe
For patrons who have travel plans that involve transiting through Brisbane Airport, we have been advised by NSW Health you are excluded from the lockdown restrictions. From the airport you must travel directly to your destination without stopping in any of the lockdown affected areas. You will need to provide an Entry Declaration form when entering NSW which is available on the Service NSW website.
As we advised yesterday evening, based on advice from NSW Health, we are not allowing ticket holders that are affected by the 3-day Queensland lockdown to attend the first day of the festival – Thursday 1st of April. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and are in continuous conversation with NSW Health. We are happy to inform that there have been no new community transmitted cases of COVID-19 reported in NSW in the last 24 hours.
For patrons affected by the current Queensland lockdown and restrictions:
All patrons will be contacted by Moshtix directly once we have an update on how to proceed by the end of today, Tuesday 30th of March.
We thank you for your patience – Bluesfest Operations
It is still Bluesfest week!
Dear Bluesfest Patrons,
Please be assured that Bluesfest is going ahead this Easter Long Weekend. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely to ensure the event is COVID-safe.
Festival Director Peter Noble has been in contact with NSW Health this morning and spoken with NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard. We are expecting further updates from NSW Health and will remain in close contact in the coming days.
Based on advice from NSW Health, we are not allowing ticket holders that are affected by the 3-day Queensland lockdown to attend the festival on the first day, Thursday April 1. We will keep ticket buyers informed and advise them to also keep updated via their state government advice.
The lockdowns currently affect the council areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan, and Redlands.
We are in continuous conversation with NSW Health and are committed to providing patron, artist, and staff safety at all times when visiting Bluesfest. This is our biggest priority, and we will keep you updated.
All patrons will be contacted by Moshtix directly to advise availability of refunds or alternate options to attend Bluesfest within the next 24 hours.
When you are onsite, we ask every attendee to do the following:
• Do not attend the event if you show any symptoms of COVID-19
• Sign in to the Service NSW QR code
• Stay socially distanced at all times
• Stay in your designated zone
• Sign in to your designated zone daily
• Stay seated during performances
• Wash hands and use sanitiser
• Avoid co-mingling with other patrons
• For campers, stay in your designated camp areas
• Follow the direction of Bluesfest Staff and COVID-19 marshals
Statement from NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard’s press conference Monday 29/03/2021:
To the people of Brisbane who might have bought tickets to come to Bluesfest, do not come!
Thursday is out of any question if you listened to what your government is saying. If the Government in Queensland extends the lockdown period, and we are not saying they will at this stage, but if they do, clearly people who have bought or are buying tickets from Brisbane are not welcome to attend the festival.
I have spoken to the organisers and I understand arrangements put in place for refunds.
In essence, people who have not been to Brisbane or to the areas that have been highlighted by the Greater Brisbane area; highlighted by the Queensland government, yes you are welcome, but nobody else during this particular period, so just be very cautious on that front.
And tickets are still on sale to everyone not coming from the affected areas.
Stay safe and see you at Bluesfest 2021!