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Parramatta postpones its inaugural outdoor ‘Summer Nights’ event

Parramatta postpones its inaugural outdoor ‘Summer Nights’ event
January 8, 2021

In response to the current COVID-19 situation across Greater Sydney, City of Parramatta Council has chosen to postpone its new ‘Summer Nights’ event series.

The inaugural outdoor event program, which features a range of live music performances, an open-air cinema and rooftop roller-skating, was scheduled to take place between 7th and 26th January at various venues across Parramatta.

The ‘Summer Nights Live’ concerts on 25th and 26th January at Parramatta Park will also be postponed. Citizenship ceremonies scheduled for Australia Day will be conducted online.

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer advises “we had hoped to deliver our unique summer program and Australia Day concerts to kick off 2021 with a bang, but given the growing concerns and unpredictability of the current situation with COVID-19, we have made the tough decision to postpone.

“The health and safety of our community, staff and performers remain our number one priority, so we have opted to press pause on this highly anticipated event.

“Council has a long and proud history of presenting free and affordable events for our community and visitors, but the current restrictions mean we would have to severely limit who can attend ‒ and that would be incredibly disappointing.

“If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to be more adaptable and flexible in everything we do. We will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with NSW Health and other relevant parties to explore ways we can safely hold our ‘Summer Nights’ festival in the not-too-distant future.”

City of Parramatta Council will announce new dates for the event series in due course.

People who have already purchased tickets to any of the ‘Summer Nights’ events will receive a full refund.

For more information, visit discoverparramatta.com/summernights

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