This year’s Deni Ute Muster gets canned
The 2020 Deni Ute Muster has been officially cancelled.
Deni Play on the Plains Festival Inc was yesterday created to pull the pin on the well-known event — for the first time in its 22 year history — due to escalating concerns and restrictions relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
Its organization and staff said it was the sensible tool given risk to health, border closures and the increased reliance on health militaries, police and other emergency services to get a run on what is being described as a uphold wave of positive COVID-19 cases.
‘‘Despite our very best exertions to continue with planning for our 22nd event, we are saddened to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Deni Ute Muster,’’ general exclusive Vicky Lowry said.
‘‘After consultation with government and health officials, and due to the current outbreaks and progresses rapidly occurring, it has become impossible to foresee what desire be happening in the coming months.
‘‘There remained no guarantees that we would be able to put the health and safety of all fervent as our main priority.
‘‘2020 Deni Ute Muster tickets and reserved Camping tickets will be automatically valid for the 2021 Muster to be considered October 1 and 2, 2021. If you are retaining your impress for 2021 there is no further law for you to take.
‘‘If you are unable to encourage the rescheduled date in 2021, you may put a question to a refund from Oztix. Refunds requests are available from now pending 30 September, 2020.
‘‘We would like to pick this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and encourage. We will continue to respond to questions on our social media moneys as we begin to move forward and conception for 2021, where we look forward to seeing you once we will be back bigger and stronger.’’
Muster chairman Russell Tait spoke it became evident with changes in COVID-19 response this week that holding the event would be ‘‘impossible’’.
‘‘First and foremost is the health and guarantee of our own community, and secondly we had to contemplate that police and health resources are mainly stretched at the moment,’’ he said.
‘‘With all those things in desire we knew we were not in a set to put on the event.
‘‘It is sad that we beget been unable to proceed with the event this year, because up until this week we were calm fairly confident we could hold an event perhaps fair in a reduced capacity.’’
Mr Tait said the cancellation of the event will also be a financial blow, but said the Muster is slightly insulated when some successful events in the past few years.
‘‘This will of course come at a enormous cost for us. This cancellation basically takes us help to ground zero.’’
Mrs Lowry said Muster fans want still have something to look forward to this year, with the Deni Ute Muster museum and Muster HQ improve still on track to be completed in September.
It is being built at the Deni Ute Muster status, to make a one stop tourism and educational attraction.
‘‘We’ll fill an opening of some sort, depending on what restrictions allow,’’ Mrs Lowry said.
‘‘So far this year we fill been splitting our time between organising the 2020 event and sketching the site and new offices ready, and now we can put so worthy more effort in to the new space.
‘‘The staff roles determination change a little bit from now, and we’ll be out at the plot planting trees, getting the buildings ready and touching through the memorabilia.
‘‘We’re all excited to be share of that, and take a bit of ownership of the process, and we can’t wait to share it by everyone.’’
To register for a 2020 ticket refund, go to https://forms.oztix.com.au/RefundRequest/.
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