Plett Rage

The Plett Rage has been officially cancelled. Image by Flickr

Breaking: Plett Rage CANCELLED due to high number of infections

‘Our doors are ready to open but will sadly stay shut’: Plett Rage organisers have just announced that the festival is cancelled!

Plett Rage

The Plett Rage has been officially cancelled. Image by Flickr

Less than a day ago, Plett Rage founder Ronen Klugman assured students that the festival was still underway. He also explained that extra measures were put in place to ensure everyone’s safety. Now another statement has been released explaining that the event is cancelled to a high number of COVID-positive ticket purchasers.

Plett Rage has been cancelled

Sad news for revellers as Plett Rage organisers just announced that the three-day event is cancelled. On Wednesday 1 December, Plett Rage founder Ronen Klugman issued a statement detailing their plans to keep the festival going despite an increase in COVID-19 infections in the country.

They have now released another statement explaining that an “alarming number of positive cases” have been reported to them by customers.

They also added: “Based on the trajectory of this virus, this is only a tiny percentage of what we are now certain will show up.”

The statement ends with a thank you to their customers for their support and understanding during these “unprecedented times”.

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‘Shattered’: Organisers issue a lengthy statement

“We are shattered. Our event site is built, all staff are ready to welcome you with open arms after months of not working. Our doors are ready to open but will sadly stay shut.

“The situation is entirely unimaginable, but there is no doubt in our minds that this is the right decision. We want to thank the Bitou Municipality for the support and constant engagements over the many months leading up to the festival.
Whilst we understand the disappointment that this causes for those who were looking forward to enjoying the festival, these are unprecedented times.

“We appreciate everyone’s understanding and support. Thank you also to our whole Plett Rage family, both customers and staff, who all vaccinated in order to enjoy a safe and memorable #PlettRage2021.Ticket holders will receive further information in the coming days via email.”

The news comes shortly after Ballito Rage announced that they were shutting down the event after 34 attendants and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on the first day.

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