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« Reply #440 on: September 11, 2020, 07:55:40 AM »

My one and only little festival has fallen foul of Boris's 6 in a bed rule and been cancelled.
Bum, I'm more disappointed than I should be.
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« Reply #441 on: November 11, 2020, 03:05:45 PM »

The government are finally acknowledging the challenge festivals face: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/nov/11/mps-to-hold-inquiry-into-ensuring-post-pandemic-survival-of-music-festivals?fbclid=IwAR0JjJiZPVCHMGQb-uuU7b3UFk9vwQijaHZK4T2afJl6AyxfK6_RBN1hQ7Q
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« Reply #442 on: November 11, 2020, 03:22:57 PM »



Good... everything crossed!
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« Reply #443 on: January 05, 2021, 02:20:15 PM »

Don't shoot the messenger...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55536355
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« Reply #444 on: January 05, 2021, 06:08:28 PM »

Chippenham has already been cancelled - 2021 Official Web Site (chippfolk.co.uk)
The uncertainty must be a nightmare for organisers of summer festivals.  Normally, they would be busy selling ‘early bird’ tickets in January.


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« Reply #445 on: January 20, 2021, 01:08:21 PM »

Bearded Theory has already decided to move from May until September, with a new line up. September could be a busy month for festivals if things go to plan.
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« Reply #446 on: January 21, 2021, 11:12:31 AM »

Problem is that September nights can often be far too cold for camping.
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« Reply #447 on: January 21, 2021, 12:57:22 PM »

Glastonbury 2021 has been cancelled.


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« Reply #448 on: January 21, 2021, 12:58:49 PM »


Glastonbury 2021 has been cancelled.

Sad, but inevitable. Time to wait and see how many other festivals take their cue from this news...
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« Reply #449 on: January 21, 2021, 02:06:12 PM »



Glastonbury 2021 has been cancelled.

Sad, but inevitable. Time to wait and see how many other festivals take their cue from this news...


Two reasons to hope for the Aug/Sept festivals at least: a) an extra couple of months, and b) they don't have anywhere near the same infrastructures to be created as Glastonbury does.  Having said all that, I reckon it will be 2022 before we see any proper festival activity....
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« Reply #450 on: February 19, 2021, 06:52:30 PM »

The latest newsletter from the Sidmouth festival is reasonably upbeat.  They are encouraged by the success of the vaccine roll-out, but will make a final decision about this year’s festival in early April.  In the meantime, they are promoting online gigs by Chris Smither and Bruce Molsky.
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« Reply #451 on: March 06, 2021, 05:29:33 PM »

Joe Heap with a cautiously optimistic update about this year’s Towersey festival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ygQwxgG6tg

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« Reply #452 on: March 07, 2021, 06:55:10 PM »

Interesting piece in this weekend 's i newspaper about WOMADelaide. The capacity has been reduced to 25% (Now 6,500) and the attendees are seated and socially distanced on plastic picnic chairs.
Not a complete answer by any means, but a step in the right direction?
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« Reply #453 on: March 16, 2021, 03:14:25 PM »

WOMAD have just put tickets for this year's edition back on sale... July 24th 25th.  With some organisational changes, of course, but positive news!
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« Reply #454 on: April 05, 2021, 11:02:46 AM »

IMO it is high time that one of the folk festivals had a "folk-rock day" to celebrate the bands that have emerged over the last 10 years .... Trad Arrr, Green Diesel, Sam Kelly's, Blackbeard's, False Lights, Joshua Burnell's etc. Could it ever happen or would organisers always be reluctant to put all of their eggs in one basket in this way? Really this is something that Cropredy should be doing, but as we have discussed several times before, in recent decades it has become so big that it has to have acts of wider appeal in order to break even ...
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« Reply #455 on: April 09, 2021, 11:10:35 PM »

Bearded Theory have cancelled for this year.
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