As a result of Queensland Health commandeering the Rocklea Showgrounds for a vaccination hub, Briz Chilli Fest 2021 cannot proceed due to one of the key areas of the festival being no longer available for use.
Coupled with the ongoing uncertainties around lockdowns, border closures both domestic and international, organisers have elected to cut their losses and look to 2022 for a healthier event landscape.
Chillogan Chilli Festival has also fallen victim and will also not proceed on 20th November in Jimboomba as planned.
Briz Chilli Fest – Saturday 29th October, 2022
Chillogan Festival – Saturday 19th November, 2022
“We cannot bear the cost of a snap lockdown, and throw away thousands of dollars spent on marketing, advertising and promotion, as well as time and effort, “said CEO of My Chilli Festival, Scarlett Habanero.
“It’s pot luck with events now. Some can be lucky and get over the line, and others will suffer a guillotine blow costing them thousands of dollars which can not be recouped,” said Habanero.
“We are extremely sad that these wonderful, community-driven events can not proceed in Brisbane and Logan.