Plett Rage also cancelled due to ‘alarming number of positive cases’

Posted by Anita Froneman on 2 December 2021

Another matric end-of-year festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Plett Rage organisers announced on 2 December that the popular coastal festival will not go ahead as planned on 3 December.

‘With our beloved festival due to start tomorrow, the alarming number of positive cases are being reported to us by our customers, from their hometown, due to them being required to take the mandatory PCR before making their way to Plettenberg Bay has shaken us to our core,’ the organisers announced on Facebook.

Below follows the statement:

‘Almost all schools set to attend Plett Rage have positive cases. Based on the trajectory of this virus, this is only a tiny percentage of what we are now certain will show up. The numbers are only going to increase rapidly.

‘Although we, as organisers, have implemented the most stringent COVID-19 preventive measures, there was no way to preempt the devastation that the current surge of COVID-19 cases nationally would cause.

‘The system we put in place regarding pre and onsite testing was our safety net to know what was happening prior to opening. To those who tested positive, thank you for letting us know; please immediately isolate and contact trace; we hope your symptoms are low and wish you a quick and speedy recovery.

‘With the information that we have and after consultation with our partners in Plettenberg Bay and Provincial Health, we are forced to cancel #PlettRage2021.

‘We are shattered. Our event site is built, all staff are ready to welcome you with open arms after months of not working. Our doors are ready to open but will sadly stay shut. The situation is entirely unimaginable, but there is no doubt in our minds that this is the right decision. We want to thank the Bitou Municipality for the support and constant engagements over the many months leading up to the festival.

‘Whilst we understand the disappointment that this causes for those who were looking forward to enjoying the festival, these are unprecedented times.

Ticket holders will receive further information in the coming days via email.

Pictures: Unsplash


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