KKNK postpones 2021 festival in light of Covid-19
4 JAN 2021

The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) has postponed its 2021 outing as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on.
“Although we were looking forward to returning to Oudtshoorn for the festival at the start of April 2021, the health risks and the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic remain a concern,” said Hugo Theart, the festival’s artistic director. “Rising infection rates throughout the country necessitated this decision.”

KKNK postpones 2021 festival in light of Covid-19

The decision wasn’t taken lightly or unilaterally, says Crispin Sonn, chairperson of Kunste Onbeperk, the organisation that presents the KKNK. “After consultations with our partners, sponsors, the Oudtshoorn municipality and the Western Cape government, the consensus was that a festival around the Easter Weekend posed too much risk to all the parties concerned – residents, visitors and artists. Postponement is the responsible decision, but it doesn’t call into question our commitment to and support for the artists and communities,” Sonn says.

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