NASS Festival 2021 cancelled, organisers confirmPosted on: 09 Sep 2021
The team cited ongoing uncertainty and mounting costs relating to the pandemic.
Organisers of the popular NASS Festival have confirmed they won't be going ahead with their 2021 edition, opting to cancel due to ongoing uncertainty and potential financial issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Having postponed last year's festival due to the nationwide lockdown, the team were due to host one of their most ambitious lineups to date at the Bath & West Showground this month, topped by Headie One, The Streets and Kano.
Tickets will be automatically rolled over to NASS 2022, set to take place from 7 - 10 July, with refunds available on request. Ticket holders can expect to receive an email in the coming days with more details.
Announcing the festival's cancellation yesterday (Wednesday 8 September), the NASS team said:
"Despite our best efforts, and the incredible support we’ve had from our wider festival family including our artists, athletes, suppliers and partners, running NASS this year has become impossible.?
"Whilst the Government has announced an insurance scheme, it doesn’t cover us if guidelines around social distancing etc change.
"With growing rumours that guidelines for events could change, talk of a lockdown and vaccine passports now due to come in at some point this month instead of October, it’s simply too big of a risk for us to try and go ahead.
"As an independent business and, after two years of not being able to run NASS, the financial burden this scenario would create is simply too much for us to bear. It would not only jeopardise the future of the show, but also put people’s livelihoods and jobs in danger."
The statement went on to say that, while full refunds will be available on request, rolling tickets over to 2022 would be a huge boost to the festival amid its ongoing financial uncertainty.
Described as "high-octane music meets super-urban sports" (Metro) and "an essential festival for bass heads and skaters alike" (Wordplay Magazine), there's no doubting that NASS has emerged as one of the best-loved weekenders in the Westcountry.
This year's festival, rescheduled from 2020, was set to host more than 100 underground live artists and DJs, alongside a stellar lineup of skate and street art attractions.
Camping tickets for NASS 2022 will go on sale at 17:00 on Friday 17 September ahead of a lineup announcement later this year.
For more information, or to find out how to get in touch with any enquiries, head to the NASS Festival website.
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