The Cape Town International Jazz Festival postponed amid COVID-19 spread fears


The 2020 edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has been postponed. According to a statement released by the organizers, this was a public health precautionary measure, following the spread of the new corona virus, COVID-19.

“Due to the scale of event, which draws over 40 000 attendees, it is in the public’s best interest to postpone the 2020 event to support efforts to curb the spread of the virus,” said the organisers.

They also added that the health and safety of their patrons, performing artists, services providers, employees and the public at large are at the centre of their decision-making and it was in the public’s best interest to postpone the Festival.

“This was a difficult yet entirely necessary decision and we’re sure you share in both our disappointment and understanding of why we had to postpone the event at such short notice.”

Weekend and Day Passes that had been purchased for Festival will be refunded via Computicket, subject to their terms and conditions whilst refunds on Hospitality Packages will be accessed through the espAfrika hotline.

The Festival is one of three major Southern African events to be postponed or cancelled due to the spread of the virus in Southern Africa with the MTN Bushfire postponed to May 2021 and Afrikaburn canceled.

On Friday, March 13, 2020, South Africa had 24 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

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