Witcombe Festival plans to return in August 2021

24/02/2021 19:40

Organisers of the Witcombe Festival, one of the South West’s biggest Bank Holiday weekend festivals, have confirmed that plans are beginning for the 2021 Festival, set to take place in Brockworth, Gloucester on Friday 27 August – Sunday 29 August.

Despite recent news of Glastonbury deciding to cancel their 2021 event plans, there is renewed optimism this week for the summer music events industry following Boris Johnson’s latest Covid-19 pandemic briefing roadmap out of lockdown, which took place on Monday. The roadmap proposes how the UK will look to get back to normal during the summer of 2021 and advocates plans to remove all legal limits on social contact by 21 June.

Full planning and logistics will now begin for the popular festival, including identifying and confirming the availability of music acts and artists, and working through the specific details of international travel, in-line with any quarantine procedures and Brexit regulations that could be still be in place by the summer.

As always, the organisers will work diligently and thoroughly with all the relevant local authorities to ensure the event will be safe, secure and in with any Covid-19 parameters that may still be in place, but this is brilliant news for live music lovers and our regulars that have been attending the Witcombe Festival since its inception in 2012.

Joe Pointon, Founder of the Festival, said of the news, “Whilst we still have to be cautious with our preparations and continue to work diligently with our local authorities throughout the next few months, Boris’s announcement on Monday is fantastic news for the summer events industry.

“Live music has been sorely missed through this terrible pandemic, and we are all looking forward to putting smiles back on people’s faces and we can now begin planning to deliver the very best Witcombe Festival yet for all our brilliant fans who attend in August.

“This year’s festival will be a real celebration, of not only getting our lives back and enjoying live music, but also celebrating the many sacrifices that so many people have made across the country to get us back to some sense of normality. We will ensure there are plans to salute all our heroes, including our great NHS, at the event. On a personal note, for me, the ability to once again work with our brilliant staff and suppliers, many of whom have been greatly affected financially by the pandemic, is something I really look forward to. The hard works starts here, please look out for further news and information as and when we announce it and we hope
to see you all in August!”

Tickets will go on sale at the end of March. With the festival lineup announced the week before.