Published Mar 30, 2020Organizers for Burlington's Sound of Music Festival have announced the cancellation of both their 2020 event and June kickoff concert Live on the Lake due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"As a result of the public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, in tandem with the announcement from the City of Burlington leadership, and by strong recommendation of Canadian Health Officials, it is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the Sound of Music Festival and Live on the Lake for 2020," organizers wrote in a statement.
"It is important that we do our part to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of our community, volunteers, artists and partners has been the driving force in this difficult decision."
Organizers added that information on ticket deferrals and refunds for Live on the Lake would arrive Friday (April 3). They added that "other ways of supporting the festival and ensuring its vibrant future" will be announced imminently.
The inaugural edition of Live on the Lake would have featured Sum 41, Third Eye Blind, USS, Barns Courtney and more on June 13 at Burlington's Spencer Smith Park. Deatils of the main Sound of Music Festival had yet to be announced.
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