Phillips postpones backyard concert series to 2022 amid COVID resurgence

Phillips postpones backyard concert series to 2022 amid COVID resurgence
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The Phillips Brewing Company has announced it will be postponing an upcoming concert series until the summer of 2022 amid a COVID-19 resurgence.

Phillips had scheduled a Double Header Backyard concert series to span September 10 to 11 as a way to bring live music back to Victoria following the COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.

The event was announced at the end of July with the performers being revealed in early August.

Just a few weeks after all the details were revealed, Phillips has announced it will be pulling the plug on the event for this year, despite requiring all attending guests to be fully vaccinated.

“This event was originally conceived to be a celebration of a return to concerts in British Columbia,” reads a statement from Phillips Brewing Co. “Over the course of this week, it has become clear that we will not be able to produce the event we had planned and dreamed of producing.”

Phillips says the move is being made out of an abundance of caution and what the company feels is best for the community as COVID-19 cases spike back up on Vancouver Island and across British Columbia.

On Thursday, B.C. health officials announced 689 new COVID-19 cases across the province with 42 of those cases being in the Island Health region. There are now 346 active cases of the virus on Vancouver Island as of Friday morning.

Phillips says that this concert series will be postponed to the summer of 2022, adding that the company hopes by that time it “will be able to deliver the celebratory event that we first envisioned.⁠”

Information about rescheduled dates will be posted as soon as possible, according to the brewing company.

All purchased tickets will be refunded in full as well.

“We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment and look forward to seeing you all in 2022,” reads a statement from Phillips.

Any specific inquiries can be directed to [email protected].⁠

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