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MEDIA STATEMENT – 17 MARCH 2020
“It is with the deepest regret that we announce today the cancellation of the Noosa Eat & Drink Festival for May 2020” said Tourism Noosa CEO, Melanie Anderson.
The Tourism Noosa Board has made the decision following the Federal Government announcement of non-essential mass gatherings being banned across the country.
“The festival is a vital part of Noosa’s tourism economy but the health and safety of our residents and visitors must come first. Our festival team will work through ticketing arrangements with full refunds being provided for guests over the oncoming weeks”.
“The festival comes together each year through the support and collaboration of so many businesses in our local community as well as our event partners and visiting talent and of course the thousands of visitors who attend each year”.
Noosa Eat & Drink Festival Director Sheridah Puttick said “The news of the cancellation is heartbreaking, and will no doubt be a disappointment to so many”.
“This year’s festival was set to be a true celebration of Australian talent and we are incredibly proud of the program that had been developed with our industry”.
“We understand what everyone is going through at this time, it is a very challenging situation and we will continue to connect with the people we work with to support each other in the coming months”. said Ms Puttick.
For ticket holders, details on full refunds will be on the festival website at www.noosaeatdrink.com.au
For media enquiries contact Tourism Noosa Communications Manager Susan Ewington on 0412 692 961 or firstname.lastname@example.org