13 Mar 2020

Covid-19 leads to postponement of Pacific Arts Fest

9:21 am on 13 March 2020
A performer at the Festival of Pacific Arts, 2012.

A performer at an earlier Festival of Pacific Arts. Photo: SUPPLIED / Festival of Pacific Arts

The 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture is now to be held in June 2021 due to growing concerns over the Covid-19 outbreak.

A decision was made earlier this month to postpone the largest Pacific arts festival, originally scheduled to be hosted by Hawaii in June this year.

It's now been confirmed that the festival will proceed a year later.

The last festival, in Guam in 2016, drew a reported 90,000 visitors.

The only other time the festival's been postponed was when it was relocated from New Caledonia to French Polynesia in 1984, because of political unrest.