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Postponement of the 2021 Albany International Folk N Shanty Festival

Albany Shanty Fest Inc has had to make the difficult decision to postpone this year's festival until October 2021.

As a result of the community transmission in Australia of the new delta variant, COVID 19 restrictions have been put in place all over Australia. The result of this is that many acts who were scheduled to perform at the festival are now unable to do so. The recent community transmission of COVID 19 had also created a significant issue in securing adequate insurance for AIF&SF 2021 on the planned dates.

The committee was faced with the choice between holding a drastically scaled-down event or delivering the full program at a later date. We unanimously agreed on a postponement of the event so we can include all our musicians and their fans.

The committee appreciates that this will impact a number of people's travel plans. For this, we are genuinely sorry.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our supporters and sponsors. In particular, we would like to thank The City of Albany and we wish them well with the Inaugural Albany Maritime Festival. We are sorry that we are not able to be involved.

We have proposed that the festival be moved to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October 2021 and we will now begin the process of working towards this new date.  We hope that you are able to join us on this rescheduled date.

We will be contacting those who have purchased passes or merchandise with options for refunds or credits.

If you have any inquiries relating to the postponement of the festival please direct these to [email protected]

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Join us for a night of Folk & Shanty performances, food vendors, warming drinks and fire pits on Saturday 10th of July!The Shanties at the Boatshed event will capture the essence of the Maritime Festival and provide foot-stompingly good music, food and drinks.This event runs from 6pm - 10pm.If you're a performer who's interested in sharing your talents at this event, head to www.cityofalbanyevents.com/expressions-of-interestFor more information, head to www.cityofalbanyevents.comThis event is proudly by Festivals Australia, Tourism Western Australia, Harvest Road and Leeuwin Coast. ... See MoreSee Less
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There are lots of people who came to Albany hoping to hear some folk & shanty music that are disappointed that we had to cancel the festival. It would be great if they could still get to some gigs!🎶 Calling all Folk & Shanty musicians!We’re currently looking for talent to perform throughout the Albany Maritime Festival, with several spots up for grabs:🎵 Saturday, 10 July, 10am - 4pm The Galley, Stirling Terrace🎵 Saturday, 10 July, 7pm - 10pmShanties at the Boatshed, Albany Boatshed🎵 Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 July, 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pmMuseum of the Great Southern🎵 Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 July, 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pmAlbany's Historic Whaling StationIf you or someone you know is interested in joining the festivities, head to www.cityofalbanyevents.com/expressions-of-interestThis event is proudly sponsored by Harvest Road, Leeuwin Coast, Festivals Australia and Tourism Western Australia. ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July 2021 starting Friday evening around 7pm and finishing around 10pm Sunday.

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