In sad but unsurprising news, UNIFY Forever has been forced to postpone its January event due to Omicron, ahem, letting rip throughout Victoria.
Luckily, organisers went in with a backup March date from the outset, and the festival has now been shifted to its Plan B weekend.
UNIFY Forever will now take place at the same location, Tarwin Lower, over VIC’s Labor Day long weekend – Thursday Match 10 til Sunday, March 13, with all tickets still valid for the new dates.
Organisers are also promising the majority of the lineup will remain in tact, with artists informed about the possibility of having to shift to the backup weekend when they first signed on to play.
A statement from UNIFY reads:
“With the rise in COVID positive cases and the impact this is having on the healthcare system and staffing levels, we received critical advice yesterday from key stakeholders, including emergency services, that the resources required to run UNIFY Forever on the January dates would be limited due to the pandemic.
As we hope you all understand, without the confirmation of adequate emergency services and other key event personnel we just can’t proceed safely in January. Although not the outcome we had hoped for, safety is always our priority when running UNIFY and it’s the best decision we can make given the current situation.
All tickets remain valid for the March dates and we are stoked that we have been able to keep the vast majority of line-up intact. A further update on this will be made over the coming weeks.
We appreciate all your support and patience during this time and sincerely thank all the staff, agents, managers, artists, venue and crew who have worked tirelessly on UNIFY Forever to try and make it happen.
Hang in there everyone. Bring on March!”
Sounds like a fair of you will have to make some last minute plans for the Hottest 100!