The 2020 Festival was a challenging year for Parkes Elvis Festival and Australia overall, with an unprecedented bushfire season and areas of NSW declared a state of emergency, combined with extensive regions suffering from drought. Despite all odds, we had a fantastic Festival (albeit dusty!) thanks to the resilience and positive attitude of all involved.
We are now faced with an even bigger challenge in the Festival’s 29-year history with the COVID-19 pandemic.
With just over seven months to go, we are optimistic and are full steam ahead with planning. The Festival will follow directives given by the Government to ensure the safety of fans, performers, volunteers, contractors, local businesses, vendors, staff and the community.
For Festival fans who are concerned with the current situation, we would like to update you with the following information;
- There’s been a lot of shake, rattle and roll behind the scenes planning for the 2021 Parkes Elvis Festival.
- We have announced that the reigning International Elvis Tribute Artist Champion, Taylor Rodriguez will headline the Feature Concert Series.
- We are underway in planning an exciting line up of free entertainment on the new permanent stage that will be completed prior to the Festival.
- The Lower Clarinda Street rejuvenation is well underway. The new paths, road, landscaping, street lighting and signage will welcome your blue suede shoes.
- Show tickets will not go on sale until we are 100% sure that the Festival is going ahead. At this stage the ticket launch date is 7 September 2020.
- If you have purchased temporary camp sites at Pioneer Oval or McGlynn Park, a full refund will be issued if COVID-19 prevents the Festival from going ahead.
- As COVID-19 is continually evolving, the Festival team will keep you updated if there are any changes in our planning for 2021.
The Festival team send our best wishes to anyone that is unwell or has been affected in any way by COVID-19.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Parkes Elvis Festival!
Parkes Elvis Festival Team