News: Hebcelt Festival postpones their 25th anniversary till 2021

Hebcelt have, not unexpectedly, announced that they will be postponing their 25th Anniversary event till 2021, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The festival organisers say:

It is with deep regret and sorrow that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and various movement restrictions imposed on the islands that we have been forced to make the decision to postpone HebCelt’s 25th anniversary until 2021.

Whilst it is hugely disappointing to make this announcement, we hope all will understand that we can’t take any chances with the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community, and the many visitors the festival attracts. By postponing our event, we still hope to bring this year’s outstanding programme forward and are in discussions with artists in order to gauge the possibilities in this regard.

Everyone who has already bought a ticket for this year’s festival, can be rest assured that their ticket money is safe. We will be contacting all ticket buyers in the next few days to arrange either rollover to 2021 or full refund of their order.

We have been left with no choice but to make this heart-breaking decision, and we are well aware that it will have a serious effect on our community and everyone who works to stage a fantastic festival each year.

However, as well as protecting the health of all involved, this decision now also makes it more possible for us to protect the future of HebCelt and ensure it is enjoyed for years to come.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment that this announcement will cause and we thank everyone for their understanding, love and support of the festival.

We plan for our return next year, 14 – 17 July 2021. In the meantime, we wish everyone and their loved ones the very best.

https://www.hebceltfest.com/


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