Lakefest cancelled but will return in 2021

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Organisers of Lakefest have confirmed this year's festival has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The family festival was due to take place at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in August.

Organisers have confirmed the festival will return next year.

A statement said: "As a grassroots independent festival we say this with great sadness but it has become clear from talking with local authorities and monitoring the global crisis caused by COVID-19 that it would be unsafe for us to deliver Lakefest in August. The health and well being of the Lakefest family including customers, staff, vendors and the local community is our utmost priority and it would be irresponsible of us to go against advice and wider trends in the events industry. However it’s not all bad news, when the gravity of this situation was apparent we set in motion our plan B which was to postpone until next year with an improved line up and entertainment. After a lot of hard work we are excited to announce that Lakefest 2021 will take place on the 12th – 15th of August."

"We have been working closely with Eastnor Castle and all the artists and performers booked for August and are pleased to say that we can reschedule for August 12th – 15th 2021. We have a few changes in the line up with the exciting additions of Razorlight, The Magic Numbers, and New Model Army joining us next year with another huge headliner soon to be announced. As you can imagine the crisis has had a big impact on the music industry and unfortunately Gentleman’s Dub Club, The Boomtown Rats and Starsailor cannot do the dates for us next year."

Read the full statement here.

Sunshine Radio are proud to be the official radio station for Lakefest 2021.

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