This weekend’s Mini VanFest has already been hit with COVID issues. Headliners Holy Holy are having to drop out after contracting the virus. 

Recently revealed on their Instagram, Holy Holy singer Oz has announced (in song, naturally) that they “went on tour and had lots of fun, and now [they] have COVID.”

“We tried to keep our bubble really airtight. But it was more of a cloud, with lots of people inside.”

“It’s really sad we have to cancel our set in Forbes. But don’t you worry, they’ve found somebody else, you won’t be bored.”

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“They sound a lot like us, you won’t notice the difference. There are two of them, and they’re from Brisbane…”

Oz reassures festival goers that they will be replaced by different Brisbane megastars The Veronicas. 

As a joke, Oz connects the fact that they were in Brisbane when they got the spicy cough with the Veronicas, suggesting they had been “Veronicad”

The conspiracy is all but confirmed when he realises that Veronicad is an anagram for ‘Near Covid’. Grab out the tin foil hats. 

Mini VanFest is still set to go ahead this 9th of April, 2022 at South Circle Park, with the Veronicas. 

In an announcement on Instagram, VanFest announced the new line up. 

“Unfortunately, Holy Holy have to miss out this weekend due to COVID, but we are SO excited to head to Forbes in less than 4 days.”

Other acts of VanFest include Julia Stone, Jarryd James, Eves Karydas, Loretta and many other local supports. 

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