CINCINNATI — The organizers of Bunbury Music Festival announced on Monday that the event would be postponed for a second year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"It was our hope that the big picture would look very differently by this stage, but unfortunately it is with the safety and wellbeing of our fans, artists and staff in mind that we have chosen to postpone our plans for the next installment of Bunbury Music Festival," organizers PromoWest wrote in a news release shared on Bunbury's website and social media accounts.
PromoWest left the door open to reschedule Bunbury for a later date this year. Organizers have held the music festival on the first or second weekend in June at Sawyer Point Park and Yeatman's Cove shortly after began in 2012.
"The state of things as they are projected to be would not lead to a safe and fun environment for all come June, so we are looking to the future without shutting the door entirely on 2021," according to the release.
AEG Live, PromoWest's parent company, is the same company building a new indoor/outdoor music venue in Newport, Kentucky.
"Bunbarians in the Cincinnati area have another thing to look forward to this year as well, with the grand opening of Ovation Pavilion, right across the river in Newport," organizers wrote. "The Indoor/Outdoor Ovation Pavilion hopes to welcome fans later this year."