Red Hot Summer Tour Postpones & Cancels Remaining 2020 Dates

An article about the cancellation and postponement of Red Hot Summer Tour gigs.

Author:  Screenstr.

Date: 17 March 2020.

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Regional touring concert series, Red Hot Summer Tour is the latest music festival to feel the force of COVID-19 crisis, with the series to either cancel or postpone the remainder of its 2020 programme.

The Kiama, Ballarat and Barossa shows will go ahead, but at later dates in October. While the Wodonga, Dubbo, Darwin, Cairns, Mornington and Noosa events have been cancelled.

This year, the festival featured the likes of Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne and The Living End.

Red Hot Summer Tour press release:

‘Due to the direction from State Governments and Health Officials that mass gatherings of more than 500 people are banned to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Red Hot Summer Tour has postponed or cancelled the remaining dates planned for its 2020.

‘Event organisers have been working around the clock to try and find suitable alternatives to reschedule dates, where possible, since the Government’s announcement on Friday.

‘The Kiama, Ballarat and Barossa performances will be postponed until October 2020. Ticket holders will automatically have their tickets transferred to the new event.

‘For those unable to attend the new date, they are encouraged to contact their point of purchase for a refund. The line-up of the 10th anniversary tour of the festival will be the same, headlined by Hunters & Collectors, with special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera.

‘Unfortunately, the events planned for Wodonga, Dubbo, Darwin, Cairns, Mornington and Noosa have been cancelled and will not be going ahead. Ticket holders will receive a full refund.

‘Promoter Duane McDonald apologises to music fans who have planned their weekend around attending the Red Hot Summer Tour. “We have made every effort to reschedule all of the dates left on this tour,” he says.

‘“We are experiencing uncertain times and we appreciate the support we have received from everyone as we have worked to make a plan forward. If we haven’t been able to reschedule your show, we will return to your town next summer with our 2021 line-up. Thank you everyone for your support this year – please stay safe.”

‘For cancelled shows, refunds will be processed via Ticketmaster to the original account holders method of payment. For re-scheduled shows your existing tickets are valid for the new date. Stay tuned on the Red Hot Summer Tour social media for further updates.’

Rescheduled Red Hot Summer Tour Dates
Sat 10 Oct – Seppeltsfield (Barossa, SA)
Sat 17 Oct – Kiama Showgrounds (NSW)
Sat 24 Oct – North Gardens (Ballarat)

Cancelled Red Hot Summer Tour Dates
Sat 21 Mar – Gateway Lakes (Wodonga, VIC)
Sat 4 Apr – Lazy River Estate (Dubbo)
Sat 11 Apr – Darwin Amphitheatre
Sat 18 Apr – Barlow Park (Cairns)
Sat 25 Apr – Mornington Racecourse (VIC)
Sun 26 Apr – Noosa & District Sports Complex (Sunshine Coast)