The highly anticipated Band Fest 2020 has been postponed indefinitely. The decision was made by the Band Fest Committee after a meeting. According to the Coordinator, Carmen Barrow, the decision was made due to the threat of COVID-19 affecting the world.
Carmen Barrow, Coordinator, Belize Band Fest: “As of this moment Belize Band Fest 2020 has been postponed indefinitely. For the past week we have been monitoring the situation, we paid careful attention to what was said during the Prime Minister’s press conference yesterday and the committee met and a decision was taken that it is in the best interest of all the persons associated with Band Fest, bands that include a lot of children, young adults, all our sponsors, all the spectators, the people from the community who would normally be engaged with Band Fest; we determined that it was in the best interest of all those persons and of course ourselves who are hosting the event that we not proceed with it at this point in time. The committee would like to encourage everybody to pay attention to the advisories as they are being put out by the Ministry of Health to do everything that you possibly can to keep yourself safe, to keep your environment clean, to keep your employees healthy and to keep your loved ones healthy at the same time as we monitor and deal with this very challenging issue that’s facing all Belizeans at this point in time.”
The event was scheduled to be held in April would have been the 15th year that Band Fest is being held.