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Chilfest 2020 cancelled

The music festival, which was rescheduled for August, is the latest event to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 6:36pm 12th May 2020. (Updated at 9:29am 13th May 2020) 2-minute read.

Chilfest 2020 cancelled

A music festival in Tring has now been cancelled, as social distancing won't be possible.

The organisers of Chilfest, Tring's homegrown music festival, say they are 'heartbroken' to announce the event has been cancelled. 

Originally taking place Friday 3rd July and Saturday 4th July, the event was postponed to August following the COVID-19 outbreak.

However, Steve Butcher, Director of Chilfest and Universal Event Productions, says:

"We are heartbroken to have had to pull the 2020 event, but we know all our amazing supporters will understand our decision.

"Even if we could go ahead, the festival simply isn't viable if we have to employ social distancing measures."

Over the last seven years the festival has hosted 71 artists, and 68,000 attendees with over £40,000 has been raised for charities.

There is some good news as the dates for Chilfest 2021 have been confirmed as Friday 9th July and Saturday 10th July. All ticket holders for the 2020 event can transfer their tickets straight over. 

Organisers say most of the 2020 lineup have successfully been rearranged for next year, including The Bootleg Beatles set to headline on the Friday and Adam Ant booked for the Saturday slot. 

Steve added:

"The events industry is going to have to deal with significant challenges over the coming months.

"Chilfest isn’t a faceless organisation, we are a family business and we are going to be hit hard by the devastating Covid-19 pandemic.

"All we can do is be agile and stay positive.

"Getting our talent lined up for 2021 is very good news and we hope many current ticket holders will keep their Chilfest plans, albeit on much later dates, and join us for our next fabulous event.’

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