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COVID-19 effect: 2021 CMA Fest cancelled

03 Mar 2021, 14:37 GMT+10

Washington [US], March 3 (ANI): Country music festival CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee, will be cancelled for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Fox News, the Country Music Association announced on Tuesday (local time) the decision to cancel the June event. The mega event is one of the oldest country music festivals after starting in 1972 as Fan Fair. It was also cancelled last year.

"While we are optimistic with the pace at which COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more widely available, we still face several challenges that prevent us from bringing our many artists, crew members and fans together safely for the full CMA Fest experience we know everyone has come to expect," CMA CEO Sarah Trahern said in a statement.

As per Fox News, Trahern explained that the festival takes place at several Nashville venues and could not be rescheduled for later in the year. The venues would also have capacity restrictions that would limit attendance. Further, the festival draws many out-of-state and international visitors that would be impacted by travel restrictions.

The ones who purchased passes for last year and held onto them to use for this year's festival can either retain them for 2022 or opt for a refund at (ANI)

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