Glitch Festival organisers cancel weekly club nights & make heartfelt appeal to events industry
With concerns continuing to mount over the safety of large-scale events amid a spike of COVID-19 cases on the islands, several events organisers are choosing to cancel upcoming events. The latest to do so are the organisers of hugely popular Glitch Festival and Glitch Club Series, who have decided to cancel their weekly club nights for the foreseeable future.
In a recent social media post, the Glitch team writes that after monitoring the situation, they felt it was time for them to take a step back. “The Covid-19 pandemic is a reality we are living in, the circumstances are changing very quickly. The health and safety of our fans, artists and crew is paramount. We do not want anyone to put their loved ones at risk,” they write.
After taking the tough decision to postpone the organisation’s main event, Glitch Festival 2020, back in April, the organisers have now extended this to their weekly club nights at Gianpula, and appeal for their industry peers to consider their responsibility.
“With great responsibility we appeal to the rest of the industry to safeguard our future. Let us have the foresight to make sure we are ready to bounce back, when the time is right and it is safe to do so. We believe that acting irresponsibly now can have a devastating impact on our industry and the rest of the economy,” they add.
Fellow event organisers G7 events followed suit shortly afterwards, taking to social media to announce the cancellation of all of their upcoming events.
A similar announcement was also made by District, another weekly event organised at Gianpula.
With the situation remaining fluid, it is expected that more will follow.