Cancellation of Twilight Sounds, Grand Parade and Kids ArtyFarty Fest

Published on 13 March 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we have come to the decision to cancel Twilight Sounds, Grand Parade and Kids ArtyFarty Fest this weekend due to increasing community concerns with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health and safety are our top priorities and we have made this decision for the wellbeing of the community.

We have been monitoring the situation all week with authorities in the hope that we would be able proceed. However, in light of the increasing cancellation of mass gatherings and many of the community groups, performers and contractors withdrawing, the event has been compromised in a number of ways including community safety.

Another announcement will be made in due course if Banyule's big festival weekend will be rescheduled.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and further information about any changes to Council services will provided via our website and social media channels.