Festival Information

Given the uncertainty about the length of the Covid-19 crisis and its longer-term impact, the Nelson Festivals Trust has decided to halt planning for the 2020 Nelson Arts Festival.

“We are deeply disappointed that we will be unable to deliver the Festival that we had been working towards. Rest assured that while we have put our plans on ice for the meantime, key Festival staff will be working to re-engage with the wider community when the time is right.”

Brent Thawley, Chair of the Nelson Festivals Trust and Padma Naidu, Festival Director.

Our thoughts are with our arts colleagues and the whole community at this time – stay connected, stay well, and remember to keep the arts in your daily routine, whether that be by visiting an online gallery, watching a movie, reading a book, or just dancing around your lounge.

We look forward to reconnecting with you when the future is more certain.

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