More than 6,000 ABBA fans from around the country will not be able to dust off their platform heels and sequined outfits as this year’s festival at Trundle was cancelled.
The iconic event was initially postponed from May to October after the COVID-19 regulations were announced, but at a public meeting last week it was decided not to go ahead this year.
The decision was made in consultation with the community and their wishes for the health and safety of Trundle residents and visitors to the region was of paramount importance for the organisers, Executive Event Solutions.
“To all our supporters and ticket holders we would like to first of all thank everyone for your cooperation and support as we’ve navigated these uncertain times together,” the organisers posted on the festival’s Facebook page.
“We understand this decision strikes a second blow for everyone, especially our loyal revellers. It is incredibly sad for us here at Executive Event Solutions as we have proudly taken the helm as festival organiser for the last two years.”
Executive Event Solutions said all festival tickets would be automatically refunded through their ticketing partner 123 Tix. The process may take up to 14 days.
The ABBA Festival is not only the busiest weekend of the year for the Trundle community, but it also has a huge economic and social impact in the region.
Supporters and fans were very disappointed and sad about the cancellation, but said they understood why it had to be done. One fan offered to donate her refund to the community. “I can’t speak for others but one of the main reasons why I come to Trundle is to support the local community and I would be happy to donate any refund I receive back to the Trundle community,” she commented on the Facebook post.