Karijini Experience cancelled

Alexander ScottPilbara News
The Karijini Experience.
Camera IconThe Karijini Experience. Credit: Elly Lukale

The iconic Karijini Experience has been cancelled for 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement released by organisers last night said the risk of coronavirus meant they must make the safety and well-being of Elders, traditional owners, and guests their top priority.

The Karijini Experience was to be held on April 14-18 and headlined by Thelma Plum who tested positive to coronavirus yesterday.

“We take seriously the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee which says that while the risk to the general Australian population from COVID-19 is low, in order to assist with the containment of the virus, non-essential gatherings or events of more than 500 people should not proceed,” the statement said.

“The impact of this decision will affect many, from our artists and suppliers to our volunteers and visitors, many of whom have been planning their trip for months.”

In the statement, organisers said all tickets, excluding booking fees, would be refunded.

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