SAN DIEGO (CelebrityAccess) –San Diego’s Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival has announced the cancelation of its 2020 event in accordance with California’s Public Health Order prohibiting large events and gatherings due to the ongoing global pandemic.
The second annual Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival will now take place in 2021.
“This announcement greatly saddens us. We held out as long as possible, hoping we would see enough indications that a large-scale festival event in the fall might be a realistic endeavor,” said Paul Thornton, Managing Partner of Wonderlust Events, LLC. “However, due to the time and effort it takes to pull off a successful large event of this nature, and signals from Governor Gavin Newsom that events like music festivals aren’t likely to be allowed until 2021, this announcement had to be made now”
“The Port of San Diego proudly supported the 2019 Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival on San Diego Bay for the enjoyment of Californians and visitors to the region,” said Michael G. Brown, Port of San Diego Vice President of Marketing & Communications. “Our events team looks forward to working with Wonderfront when we all are confident that an event of this size and scale can be conducted in a safe environment that meets the State’s and the County of San Diego’s guidelines to protect the health and safety of our community.”
“We are proud of Wonderfront’s launch this past November and the reaction received from fans and artists alike who loved our iconic festival setting right on the water in beautiful downtown San Diego,” added Thorton. “We have been working hard on some big surprises to be incorporated into the next Wonderfront Festival, so stay tuned for 2021 as it promises to be an epic event, and worth the wait.”
In the meantime, the Wonderfront team says it plans to work within the health and safety guidelines to bring San Diego some inspiring showcases.
“We will work with government officials over the next several months to develop and adapt an upcoming event that will ensure the health and safety of our fellow San Diegans,” said Ernie Hahn, Managing Partner of Wonderlust Events, LLC. “It will be a collaboration in motion, so stay safe and know that we are looking forward to better days ahead for our beautiful city.”
More than 57,000 people attended the inaugural Wonderfront Festival in November 2019. The event featured more than 125 artists playing across 10 stages as part of a three-day music, culinary, and arts experience, which took over the stunning waterfront of San Diego Bay from Broadway Pier to the Embarcadero parks.