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Loch Hart Music Festival, BeachFest and Frozen ‘live’ show go ahead | The standard


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SOME Southwest event organizers are determined to carry on despite the cancellation of many others as the number of COVID-19 cases rises. Warrnambool Borough Council’s Beachfest, which offers a range of family-friendly summer activities, is fast approaching and the ‘Live’ Frozen show at Rafferty’s Tavern took place today, albeit with a slight change. Princetown’s Loch Hart Music Festival is proceeding as planned with no changes to the lineup from Friday to Sunday. IN OTHER NEWS: Loch Hart Music Festival director Jayden Bath says the event is going ahead with no changes to scheduled queues from Friday to Sunday. “None of the restrictions introduced at the start of the year have changed the way we run our festival,” he told The Standard. “Because we don’t have indoor spaces, outdoor dance floors can still go on.” Density limits do not apply. “If the state government shuts us down, we will deal with it, but they are very careful with their wording to allow outdoor events to continue to run,” Mr Bath said. Mr Bath said he decided to go ahead with the event because of the planning involved. “We have to try,” he said. “We invested so much time and effort. It takes about six months of planning for a specific date.” He said the festival could not be postponed easily. “We can’t just postpone until next week. We will have to postpone at least six months,” Mr Bath said. “About 14 days ago we were almost at a point of no return.” The festival was first held in 2018 and again in 2019. “We’ve been holding it for more than two years,” he said. “It’s going to be amazing when it rolls out. We’re an outdoor boutique festival on a giant farm so it’s as safe as it gets at the moment,” said Warrnambool City Council chief executive Peter Schneider .until the summer and with the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, all BeachFest activities have been designed to take place outdoors. Activities include kite flying, movies shown in an outdoor cinema. outdoor activities, creative workshops, yoga and a dance party. “Under Victorian Government rules, as an organized event, anyone aged 18 and over must show proof of double vaccination,” said Mr. Schneider. “We aim to run BeachFest in a COVIDSafe way and encourage everyone to maintain COVID positive habits. “Throughout the pandemic, the Council’s position has always been to follow the latest health advice from the relevant authorities.” Schneider said that under current COVID safety settings, people need to think about their potential exposure to COVID-19 and make the choices they are most comfortable with. “This applies not only to events like BeachFest, but places like playgrounds, municipal facilities like AquaZone or the Warrnambool Art Gallery, or any other local facility,” he said. The Frozen “Live” show at Rafferty’s Tavern has been moved outdoors to allow the event to continue to run. Now just one tap away with our new app: Digital subscribers now have the ability to get news faster, at their fingertips with The Standard: our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date information to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content: