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‘Losses are incalculable’: Australian music reels from COVID hit | Arts and Culture News

Melbourne, Australia – Peter Noble recalls the moment he had to shut down his music festival only hours before it was due to open.

“That was a shock-horror, trauma situation for not only me but my entire team,” he told Al Jazeera.

Noble is the director of Bluesfest, an annual Australian music festival which has seen stars such as James Brown, BB King and Norah Jones perform on stage.

Held in the popular coastal tourist destination of Byron Bay in northern New South Wales, the award-winning Bluesfest draws about 25,000 people into the region, generating millions for the local economy.

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