Keynsham Music Festival is cancelled

The organisers of Keynsham Music Festival say they have decided not to stage it this year.

Chairman of the festival Mike May said: “It is with deep sadness that the trustees of Keynsham Music Festival have decided not to stage the 2020 festival. This difficult decision has been made in light of the current situation that we all face and feel together.

“Like many around the world, we are doing our best to quickly adjust to these complex times.

“Our volunteers have been working since last November to organise what was going to be our biggest, most diverse and most exciting festival ever.

“Every one of our suppliers has offered to carry over our deposits and current contracts until next year, for which we are very grateful. All trader deposits will be fully refunded in the coming days. All artists, performers, acts, and traders will be rebooked for the festival in 2021.

“All the people who work in the industry upon which the festival relies so much every year now find themselves in a very difficult and unknown future. We send our heartfelt best wishes to all of them.”

The festival had been about to announce a new sponsor partnership with Truespeed.

Mr May added: “We will continue to monitor the situation and hope that we will be able to put on a special community event later in the year. Of course, the timing of the event will depend on the health of the nation.”

Next year’s festival week will take place from 28th June to 4th July which will be the 25th anniversary.