LGBTIQ New Year’s Festival, Tropical Fruits, Cancelled for 2020

Today is indeed a sad day for the party-loving LGBTIQ+ community. Miss ‘rona has really pushed us to breaking point in 2020, with states in lock-down, nightclubs at a standstill, travel restricted indefinitely and today, dealing out one of her worst blows yet. Yes, we’re of course talking about the news that Australia’s largest and most famed LGBTIQ New Year’s Festival, Tropical Fruits, has sadly been cancelled for 2020.

In a statement released via social media on Wednesday 22nd of July, 2020, the Tropical Fruits Committee said that they unanimously felt,

The safety of the community must always come first. This decision has not come easily, but we want to keep our Fruity Family and our Club strong for the future. While we recognise the cancellation of the Festival will have a big impact on our wider Northern Rivers community, we are committed to bringing you even more fabulous Festivals and events in the future.

We will be using this time as an opportunity to maintain our Fruity connections, by continuing our monthly online event…LIVE FRUITS: a live stream with DJ Sandi Hotrod on July 25th – and as restrictions allow, we look forward to bringing you more smaller events like Fruity Fridays and other gatherings.

As always, our deepest gratitude goes out to our members, volunteers, guests, DJs and other performers, Festival suppliers and partners for your understanding.

Much Fruity love from the Committee and Staff here at Tropical Fruits.

It’s no secret that a lot of us are going to miss Tropical Fruits this year, including the entire team here at A Modern Gay’s Guide. Until next year Fruits, we’re really going to miss you xx


Who: Tropical Fruits is a non-profit LGBTIQ community organisation, run for the LGBTIQ+ community by the LGBTIQ+ community.
What: LGBTIQ New Year’s Festival, Tropical Fruits, Cancelled for 2020
Where: Lismore, NSW Australia
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