“In a dream world, this week, we would be announcing our dates for Yours & Owls 2020 for the October long weekend as we have done for the past few years,” festival organisers shared in a press release.
COVID-19, however, has thrown a few spanners in the works. Considering the amount of uncertainty currently clouding the live music industry, Y&O’s organisers have decided that an October festival is a bit unrealistic. But there’s no need to fret, dear friends, because the festival will return in January with a new set of dates!
Save the date! Yours And Owls Festival will return in 2021, set to go ahead on January 23rd and 24th.
For the past number of years, Yours & Owls has established itself as one of the best events on the Australian festival circuit. While they’ve always managed to rope in some huge international acts, they’ve always maintained a strong focus on the local community, giving a platform to local bands and art collectives.
With international travel unlikely to be restored for the next couple of years, it looks like this community-focused mindset will the basis of Yours & Owl’s next event. So keep your eyes peeled for a huge 2021 lineup, full of homegrown talent. If any festival is capable of pulling together an A-grade Aussie festival, it’s Yours & Owls.
Yours & Owls 2021:
Stuart Park, Wollongong
January 23rd + 24th
More info here.