After the last round of serious flooding in South-East Queensland and northern New South Wales, organiser Scarlett Habanero made the decision to yet again postpone this much-anticipated event on the Gold Coast.
The festival was to take place on Sunday 12th June, 2022, but will now move to Sunday 11th June, 2023.
“People have gone through a really hard time with the flooding – their homes, their businesses – it’s not the best time to be planning an inaugural event on the Gold Coast, “said Habanero
“As well as the effects of the flooding, the uncertainty around the Federal election, interest rate rises and high fuel prices put further pressure not only on patrons, but also on vendors whose businesses have already been hit hard by Covid,” she said.
It’s been a very testing time for event organisers and this is just more grist for the mill,” said Habenero.
The Broadwater Parklands will just have to wait another year for this super-fun event to take place.
Scarlett Habanero’s “My Chilli Festival” business organises the Ipswich, Brisbane and Logan Chilli Festivals, as well as plans for new festivals in Darwin and Sydney in 2023.