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Country Thunder Saskatchewan cancelled for 2nd straight year due to COVID-19

Country Thunder Saskatchewan organizers said they made the decision due to uncertainty around border closures and current restrictions in the province. File / Global News

Country Thunder Saskatchewan is cancelled for a second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers said they made the decision due to uncertainty around border closures and current restrictions in the province.

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Another challenge organizers said they faced was ensuring fan safety with effective COVID-19 protocols.

“This is not the news that our fans want to hear or the news that we wanted to deliver,” Troy Vollhoffer, Country Thunder Saskatchewan CEO, said in a release Tuesday.

“But, as we have learned, and given these extenuating circumstances, the decision-making process is completely out of our hands.”

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Luke Combs, Kane Brown and Dan + Shay were among those scheduled to perform at the 2021 festival.

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Country Thunder Saskatchewan said plans are underway for the festival to return to Craven Valley from July 15 to 17, 2022.

“Saskatchewan is home to many of us — we can only thank those fans for their ongoing support and make a promise for the biggest and best festival possible in 2022,” Vollhoffer said.

Organizers said all tickets purchased for the 2021 event will automatically be honoured for 2022.

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