The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to wreak havoc on the Gold Coast’s struggling tourism industry, with the TV WEEK Logie Awards cancelled for the second year in a row.
Are Media, publisher of TV Week, has confirmed TV’s night of nights will not go ahead due to the country’s evolving coronavirus situation.
The glitzy event, estimated to pump millions into the local tourism sector, was scheduled to take place at The Star Gold Coast on Sunday 28th November.
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Are Media’s Fiona Connolly said they were left with no choice but to make the difficult call as lockdowns and border restrictions made the event impossible to plan for.
“We are disappointed to have to cancel this year’s TV Week Logie Awards after charging ahead with plans to return for a bigger than ever event on the Gold Coast this November,” Ms Connolly said.
“Unfortunately, our current Covid cases and travel restrictions leave us no choice.”
Organisers have vowed to return to the Gold Coast bigger and better next year.
“But we will return to Queensland mid-2022 and promise the TV Week Logie Awards will bring an overdue and deserved night of glamour, celebration and recognition of Australia’s outstanding television industry,” Ms Connolly said.
The new date for the TV Week Logie Awards will be announced early next year.