NEW ORLEANS, LA — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival organized by Shell, which was supposed to be in October 2021, will be canceled due to the fear that it will become a new cluster for the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant.
This was conveyed by the organizers through the Press Conference on their Twitter account: @jazzfest.
According to information from the organizers, the Festival, which was previously scheduled to be held on October 8 - 17, 2021, is scheduled to be postponed in the spring of next year, namely April 29 - May 8, 2022.
The organizers added that those who have already purchased tickets this year as well as those who have rescheduled their tickets from last year will receive an email with more information.
Previously, several singers were announced to be in the line-up for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, including Dead & Company, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett, Lizzo, and Demi Lovato. However, it is not yet known whether the line-up that has been released will be extended until 2022.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is owned by The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round activities in education, economic development as well as cultural enrichment.
"Meanwhile, we urge all parties to follow the guidelines and protocols that have been set by public health officials, so that all of us can immediately feel together with the excitement of this Jazz Fest," closed the Organizer from the statement.