We are sorry to share the news that the 2020 Cambridge Folk Festival has been cancelled.
The safety of festival-goers, as well as the artists, staff and crew who make the Cambridge Folk Festival possible, is our top priority. The situation around coronavirus has been changing rapidly in the past days and weeks and, unfortunately, under the circumstances it is becoming too difficult to plan, prepare and deliver an event on the scale of the Folk Festival whilst keeping everyone safe.
We know this will be a blow not just for our festival-goers, many of whom have been supporting Cambridge loyally for many years, but for the incredible artists who make Cambridge so special, as well as for our staff and crew. Artists and many others working in the live music sector are under tremendous pressure, especially as many have already seen gigs and tours cancelled or postponed, and this decision has not been taken lightly.
As a local authority, Cambridge City Council, which runs the festival, has frontline responsibilities in times of crisis and is working hard to support local residents. Our immediate focus has to be on supporting our community through this difficult time, particularly those who are frail and vulnerable.
If you have already booked your tickets, rest assured your tickets are protected. You will be offered the choice of a refund or the chance to hold onto your tickets for the 2021 edition. Please be patient and wait to hear from us about your options for a refund – our Box Office is extremely busy and will contact you in due course.
For more information about coronavirus and how to protect yourself, including guidance from the NHS, please visit the following links:
NHS Guidance on Coronavirus https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Government Guidance on Coronavirus https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Thanks for supporting the Cambridge Folk Festival and see you in 2021.
(Photo by Aaron Parsons)