It’s another sad announcement for the world of live music in Canada. The 2021 Cavendish Beach Music Festival has been officially cancelled for the second year in a row.
As one of Canada’s largest country music festivals, it’s a sad blow to the Province of PEI, the fans, artists, and the industry as a whole.
The announcement of the cancellation came April 20th. The president of the festival, Jeff Squires, released a statement that reads in part:
“After considering all possible options for this year’s festival, in accordance with public health officials, the province of Prince Edward Island and the uncertainty surrounding border closures, we are saddened to share that the Cavendish Beach Music Festival Presented by Bell will be cancelled for July 9th-11th, 2021.”
The full announcement can be found on the Cavendish Beach Music Festival website.
All hope is not lost though. The statement also suggests that they are working on a modified event that may take place later in the Summer. “As much as we had hoped to bring the full CBMF experience to Cavendish this Summer,” Jeff says, “we are working on a modified event for later in the Summer when we hope to welcome fans to the beach for a fun and safe event.”
This news comes after a string of cancellation announcements from other festivals across the country. Country Thunder Alberta, Country Thunder Saskatchewan, and Boots & Hearts Music Festival also announced their cancellation.
We will continue to keep you up to date on any further announcements that come from these festivals.
Full Announcement From the 2021 Cavendish Beach Music Festival