Love Saves The Day 2020 cancelledPosted on: 31 Jul 2020
Festival organisers, Team Love, released a heartfelt statement on Friday afternoon.
The 2020 edition of Love Saves The Day has been cancelled. The annual music festival was due to kick off on Saturday 5 September at Eastville Park.
Initially, the festival was due to take place in its usual slot, over the May Bank Holiday weekend. But due to COVID-19, the festival was rescheduled for September.
Now, Team Love has confirmed Love Saves The Day cannot go ahead in 2020 due to safety concerns, releasing a heartfelt statement on social media:
“It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that Love Saves The Day 2020 will no longer take place this year," the statement reads.
“We held on as long as we could to try and find a way to produce the event safely in September, but the lack of clarity as to what can be safely achieved has led us to this very difficult decision.
“We know that many of you will be as devastated by this news as ourselves and it will impact everyone that contributes to the success of the show - the artists, production and marketing teams, stage partners, bar staff and traders, freelancers and, of course, our audience - but we would like everyone to know that the safety of all of you comes first.”
Despite this, Team Love said the “wheels are already in motion” for the 2021 edition of the festival, and have asked people to hold into their tickets.
Next year’s festival lineup, Team Love said, will “likely” be built from scratch again, “to ensure the most exciting and freshest talent.”
The festival's statement also warns that if next year's festival were to go ahead, it is likely that ticket availability will be strictly limited.
“We are an independent festival and you can help us stay true to our roots and safeguard the future of the show by holding on to your tickets to be used at the 2021 event,” the statement continues.
“It is highly likely that ticket availability will be strictly limited for next year, so we hope that by supporting us and holding on to your tickets you will be guaranteed one of 2021's first festivals.”
Team Love added: “Although 2021 may seem like a long time away, we are happy to announce that the wheels are already in motion for next year and we can promise it will be worth the wait.
"The line-up will likely be built from scratch again to ensure the most exciting and freshest talent at a level you have come to expect from us.
“Until we can dance together again, say safe, look after each other and know that Love will always Save the Day."
Read the statement on Facebook:
Tickets for the 2020 edition of Love Savea The Day will automatically roll over to 2021. To request a refund, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Love Saves organisers Team Love have teamed up with several leading hospitality businesses to open an outdoor restaurant and pub garden.
The new project, Breaking Bread, has seen a socially-distanced tipi village, featuring two dining spaces and two pub-cafe gardens, spring up on the Downs.
Find out more on the Breaking Bread website: www.breakingbreadbristol.co.uk.
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