We are sad to announce that we have had to take the difficult decision to postpone Towersey 2020 to 2021.
We’ve been working tirelessly over the last few weeks to try and find a way to run Towersey 2020. As the world crisis worsens week by week we have been trying to balance safety alongside our ability to run a great festival. We have looked at options of postponing to different dates later in the year or to next year.
Sadly, the time has come to make the call and make the right decision for all of us. We know the Festival is still many weeks away but the recent word from government is that we could be in lockdown for some time yet and even after that things may take at least 6 months to get back to any kind of “Normal”
Even if it were possible under law; from a health point of view, I know that many of you would be understandably nervous about a large gathering and we would simply not be able to supply the measures needed to keep distancing and hand washing at the level needed.
Added to that is the economic difficulty. With only half of tickets sold (which sold in record time by the way, so thanks for that!) we will not have enough time to market and sell what is needed to make the festival viable.
So, for the first time in our 55 years we will be postponing Towersey Festival and moving it “lock stock and barrel” to 27 – 30 August 2021.
It will be the first Towersey I will have missed in over 20 years and for my family and our wider festival family it is a massive loss.
And we need your help to secure the future of the festival and make this possible!
All 2020 tickets will be transferred over to 2021 as of now. That means you already have your tickets secured and at the best possible price as we hold our prices from this year to next.
With early bird tickets already sold out, and therefore no more going on sale for 2021, it means you already have the best deal and you will help secure the future of the event by agreeing to keep those tickets.
A refund is available of course and all ticket holders will receive an email shortly from Gigantic, our ticket agent. We urge you, if you can, please do carry your ticket forward to 2021. It will mean we have a better start to making 2021 a great festival and help us massively with the financial hole that cancelling 2020 creates for us.
Those on payment plans can also hold on to the tickets and we will not ask for any further payments till November this year meaning you are not having to pay fully for tickets now as we know things are currently tight for people.
We plan to carry as much as the programme as possible forward and so far, almost all artists have agreed to work with us on this, which is amazing. We will of course keep you updated as we have further news.
The festival will be back, better than ever and with your support it will remain the beautiful, independent event we have always been.
We will stay in touch and keep feeding you with great Towersey content and some exclusive videos. We have also launched a Crowdfunding Campaign offering some amazing Towersey treats designed to raise much needed funds for the Festival and the artists we work with.
In the meantime, if you want to support the Festival further and want to get more involved do get in touch. We are always keen to talk and expand the Festival family.
More than ever Towersey Festival desperately needs support in the form of partnerships, sponsors and friends.
So, for now, stay safe, be kind, look after each other
Thanks for your continued support. We will all be back together in Another Lovelier world soon. xx