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Country Thunder postponed to 2022 amid border closures and COVID-19 restrictions

Country Thunder Music Festivals has been forced to make the disappointing and difficult decision to reschedule Country Thunder Alberta to 2021. Credit: Country Thunder

Country Thunder Alberta music festival has been postponed to Aug. 19, 2022 due to the ongoing border closures and COVID-19 restrictions.

“We can only thank our fans in Calgary for their support and make a promise to deliver the biggest and best festival possible in 2022,” said Country Thunder Music festival CEO Troy Vollhoffer.

COVID-19 protocols to ensure fan safety and ongoing border and travel restrictions are just a few major challenges for music festival events.

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Planning large-scale, festival-size gatherings typically takes well over a year of planning.

“We understand that this is not the news that our fans in Alberta wanted to hear,” said Vollhoffer.

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Vollhoffer explains that given “the extenuating circumstances, the decision-making process is completely out of their hands.”

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All tickets will be automatically honoured for 2022.

Country Thunder Music Festivals has a 17-year history that boasts five other major, multi-day events in North America. The organization also hosts festivals in Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin and Saskatchewan.

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