Rave On Avon issue statement to ticket holders following postponement of 2020 festivalPosted on: 25 Mar 2020
The one-day festival's Old Market debut has been put on hold due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
With venues now closed under a mandatory lockdown and events being cancelled as a result, a lot of our previews and coverage have turned into news and updates regarding rescheduling, refunds and rearranged programmes.
Rave On Avon, due to take place in Old Market for the first time in May after three successful years in Stokes Croft, is the latest event to fall victim of the Coronavirus outbreak, and organisers have now released a statement regarding plans for the future and ticketing options.
All set to take over Old Market for another huge party on Saturday 16 May, this year's Rave On Avon looked to be the biggest yet. With world-renowned Bristolian Eats Everything topping a huge lineup consisting of established and emerging talent from across Bristol and beyond, festival-goers throughout the city were eager to welcome its return.
Rave On Avon 2020 organisers had partnered with renowned venues including the Trinity Centre, Jack of Diamonds, The Exchange and Dare2Club as well as a selection of unique and less-explored spaces like the Moor Beer Brewery and Good Store Studios.
But, with mass gatherings prohibited and the nation now under an enforced lockdown, the event has been postponed until 2020. "Due to the serious and evolving situation with Coronavirus, we have unfortunately had to make the sad decision to postpone this year’s RaveOnAvon," the festival team said.
"We will be back in May 2021, bigger and better, and ready to kick off the summer in our new location, with all of this uncertainty behind us."
Ticket holders are asked to be considerate and show their support during a difficult period for promoters by rolling their tickets over for Rave on Avon 2021, preemptively scheduled for Saturday 15 May next year.
Refunds will be available to those unable to attend the rescheduled event, and the organisers noted that refunds usually take up to 10 working days to appear in a bank account.
For more information regarding the postponement of Rave on Avon 2020, or to follow future news and updates, head to the festival's Facebook page.
Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt graduated from UWE with a degree in Journalism in 2018. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.