Dear Esoterican community, your health and safety is important to us!
We are currently in the process of CovidSafe planning with a view to going ahead on the 29th of October till 2nd of November 2021. This is currently unprecedented in Victoria for a festival like ours, but we are working with a team of professionals to address the health measures needed whilst still guaranteeing you a true Esoteric experience, so we can gather together at Donald in the forest we all miss so much!
Under the new CovidSAFE event framework we can run at 100% capacity.
Due to the status of international borders still being uncertain, Esoteric have moved forward with an all star, all Aussie lineup, because we have so much homegrown talent right here that we wish to support more than ever in these uncertain times. Repeat, there are no internationals this year and just a stacked Australian lineup of musicians, DJs and performers.
The current legislation is changing rapidly, but we acknowledge that there will be elements of health measures in place, such as a need for contact tracing, health declarations when entering, increased hygiene and sanitation measures, and social distancing. Full information will be communicated around this as soon as we know what that will look like so please bear with us!
Some music festivals are already going ahead in other states with CovidSafe measures in place. Our current plan to put on Esoteric as close to ‘normal’ as possible so your experience is the one you have been eagerly awaiting. What exactly this looks like we don’t know as yet because the event framework is changing all the time, for the better. We are constantly monitoring the government announcements around restrictions easing for events. We are working hard to ensure that when we do get the go ahead it will be safe to do so based on the current restrictions at the time. If this won’t be possible, we will make the difficult decision to postpone the festival for your benefit as previously stipulated.
October 1st 2021 is when we will make that call, meanwhile we are still keeping positive about everything that’s going on behind the scenes and around Australia in general. If a postponement is decided, all tickets will be valid for the new dates. If you cannot attend the new date a full refund will be available after the event. There will be plenty of time to still plan. We also guarantee that tickets will be refunded if you are unwell to attend. We cannot stress this point enough, if you are unwell or showing any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 then please stay home, get tested and get well.
We will email all ticket holders once we have an outcome and be assured that we are doing everything we can to make Esoteric 2021 the best festival possible in the current conditions everyone is faced with.
We can’t wait to dance with you all soon and we know how much everyone needs to gather and celebrate making it through 2020, but we remain determined to hosting you all only at a time which is safe and where we can dance together.
For more information on anything Covid-19 related be sure to keep uptodate from the government website