Punters will have to wait a little longer for Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple Music Festival, with today’s announcement that the event would now take place in 2021, despite already being postponed due to coronavirus.
While the festival had been pushed from May this year to November, the ongoing pandemic has now forced festival organisers to move the one-day party to Saturday 22 May 2021.
A message on triple j’s Instagram read:
“We have made the difficult decision to reschedule @bigpineapplemf to Saturday 22 May 2021.,” they said, adding, “The Sunshine Coast’s juicy event is going to have to wait a lil’ longer.”
A statement from organisers confirmed the cancellation, saying: “Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, and with the safety and health of our beloved Pineys being our number one priority, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule Big Pineapple Music festival to Saturday 22 May 2021.”
“Planning for this new date is already underway, with a reduced capacity to meet social distancing guidelines, which means more room to move on our already massive site!” the statement concluded.
The star-studded lineup initially included hip-hop heavyweights Hilltop Hoods, Amity Affliction, Dune Rats and Alison Wonderland, but as a result of having to move the event to next year, “the new line-up will not be exactly the same as before.”
Those who had tickets for Big Pineapple will be able to request a refund from 12pm AEST, Wednesday, September 9th until October 12th. More info is available from Moshtix.
It’s the latest in a slew of live music cancellations, with Australia’s Falls Festival also being forced to call off their New Year’s plans and Newcastle’s This That festival postponed to next year.