2020 Cork Jazz Festival cancelled due to Covid-19 public gathering restrictions

2020 Cork Jazz Festival cancelled due to Covid-19 public gathering restrictions
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Picture: Clare Keogh

The 2020 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has been cancelled due to restrictions around indoor and outdoor gatherings.

In a statement organisers said: "As a result of Covid-19 and current Government restrictions on indoor and outdoor activities, with the requirement for physical distancing, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Committee regrets to confirm the cancellation of this year’s Festival. 

"We know that this announcement will be disappointing for music fans, artists, publicans and the wider Cork community but their health and safety is our number one priority. We look forward to bringing back a strong, exciting and memorable Festival in 2021.

Fiona Collins, Chair of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival added: “We regret to confirm the cancellation of this year’s festival to safeguard the health of our visitors, volunteers and the community at large but we look forward to bringing back a strong, exciting and memorable Festival in 2021.” 

Guinness has said it is "very proud" of its 42-year heritage of jazz in Cork and is "fully committed" to continuing to support the Festival Committee, its local Cork trade customers, and the local and international artists involved in the creation of a 2021 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

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