Mayor Darriea Turley AM has praised organisers of the Mund Mundi Bash for their decision to postpone the event.
The Bash was set to be held on the plains near Silverton between August 19-21, and was expected to draw thousands of people from all across Australia to Broken Hill.
However Outback Music Festival Group’s Managing Director, Greg Donovan, announced on radio this morning that the event would be postponed until September 23 due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in NSW.
Mayor Turley said the decision would be welcomed by the people of Broken Hill.
“I think everyone remains excited about the prospect of this event coming to Broken Hill, but sadly the timing is just not ideal given the current COVID-19 situation,” said Mayor Turley.
“This is a massive event, and I know a lot of people have put in a tremendous amount of work, but I think most locals would agree that delaying the Bash is the best move for now.
“The organisers should be commended for their willingness to put the safety of locals and attendees first, and profit second.
“Hopefully the COVID-19 situation in NSW settles by September and we can welcome the Mundi Mundi Bash team and a great line-up of performers to the city.”
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