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Savannah In The Round To Host Australia’s First Music Festival Vaccination Hub

30 September 2021 | 12:19 pm | Mallory Arbour

Savannah In The Round is joining with Queensland Heath to create the first music festival vaccination hub for their event in Tropical North Queensland.

Savannah In The Round is joining with Queensland Heath to create the very first music festival vaccination hub for their event in Tropical North Queensland this weekend.

Free jabs will be offered to all patrons from 8:00am until 4:00pm on Friday 01 October at a purpose-created facility, giving a boost to the regional area’s vaccination rate and a convenient opportunity for patrons to join the effort to #vaxthenation.

Launched in early September, #vaxthenation saw more than 400 of Australia’s biggest artists and performers join forces with leading tour promoters, music festivals, venues, ticketing agencies, record labels, comedy producers, theatre, opera and dance companies, media outlets, industry associations, peak bodies and global brands like YouTube and TikTok in a new campaign asking Australians to help ‘stop the interruptions’ and get vaccinated.

Savannah In The Round Event Director, James Dein says, “Creating a festival in the middle of a pandemic is no easy task, but vaccination is the key to freedom, and we’re pleased to partner with Queensland Health to make it easy for those who choose to roll up their sleeves. We have worked hard for over two years now on ensuring our COVID plan is best practice, and while we’re proud of the event we’ll be delivering to the Tropical North this weekend, we are urging our patrons to join us in getting the jab so that normal life can be just around the corner.”

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With a line-up topping over 40 artists, including John Williamson, Adam Brand, Beccy Cole, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Brad Butcher, Hinterland, James Johnston, Josh Setterfield, Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Busby Marou, The Wolfe Brothers, Brad Cox, Casey Barnes, Sammy White, Will Day, Cameron Cusack and many more, the three-day festival will be the premier music destination on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, 1-3 October, 2021.

Savannah in the Round is located at Kerribee Park (Mareeba Rodeo Grounds), just 7 kilometres from the centre of Mareeba in the Cairns Hinterland. Its main stage is inside the rodeo area, with a floored mosh pit, camp chair area and tiered outdoor area seating. The festival will also host an Indigenous cultural program, community entertainment, local produce and goods, paddock to plate and a range of accommodation options.

Originally scheduled for the Queen’s Birthday Weekend in 2020, Savannah in the Round was one of the many festivals postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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