Hi all, we hope you’re safe, well and getting the jab as soon as possible. We had a virtual Buckfest meeting to discuss what we thought was possible and it brings me great pleasure to inform you that Buckfest Music Festival 2021 is GO!!!
There will be difficulties for us and as I’m sure you will understand, we will have to change some things, starting with the date. We are moving from our planned date in July to Saturday 21st of August.
Secondly, the line-up. We have contacted all of the bands that were due to play Buckfest 2020 and will offer them all a position at Buckfest 2021, however at this time a confirmed line up is still a little while away. Rest assured they will all be announced to you in good time before the festival for you to check them out online and find your favourites beforehand.
Thirdly, the event capacity. At this time it is not certain how many people we will be able to hold the event for. We may need to downscale slightly but at the moment the plan is to go ahead with as close to 2019 capacity as possible. Tickets will go on sale later than usual, with a date yet to be confirmed. We are continuing to wait for a while to see how the UK Government roadmap pans out, once we have more details they will be communicated without delay.
Finally, the obvious issue is that we cannot see into the future, therefore we do not know exactly what is going to happen. All of this depends on a successful vaccination rollout, no 3rd or 4th waves and most importantly, no social distancing.
We take everyone's health and safety seriously, it is likely we will be required to have a track and trace system in place for all attendees (including bands, traders and crew). At the moment there is very little information available to us, we will provide updates when further information is available.
We feel that if there are any COVID-19 legal restrictions in place, we cannot safely put on an event that we would be proud of and would not put Buckfest Music Festival on at all. Therefore, although there is a degree of good news and room for optimism, this is all subject to change and/or cancellation if necessary.
Interested in performing at Buckfest? Apply through our online application form.
Friends of Buckfest are the lovely people and local companies who supply goods, services and sponsorship to help us run the festival each year. We couldn't run the festival without them.