The City of Fremantle has today made the decision to cancel the 2020 Fremantle International Street Arts Festival amid growing public health concerns about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The decision has been made following advice from the Federal Government and leading health experts to cancel mass gatherings to try and contain the virus.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the City’s priority is to protect the health and safety of artists, audiences, contractors and the community.
“We need to put the safety of our community first, so this year’s Fremantle International Street Arts Festival will not go ahead. This is following advice from the Federal Government to avoid mass gatherings at this time,” Mayor Pettitt said.
“We rely on an incredible team of artists, staff and sponsors who bring the Festival to life each year and we’ll be working with them to ensure they are supported. Where possible, artists will be invited to take part in the 2021 event.”
The Fremantle International Street Arts Festival will return with all of its colour and energy over the Easter long weekend in April 2021.