Will they? Won’t they?
At this point in time it’s difficult to predict whether the coronavirus pandemic will be sufficiently under control (or the population sufficiently immunised) for large-scale events to go ahead.
The organisers of Glastonbury made the decision to cancel their 2021 event – but smaller festivals are still hoping that they’ll be able to put on their events over the summer months.
Today, those behind Rewind (hopefully coming to Capesthorne Hall 6th-8th August) released a statement to set out their position.
In the statement, posted online, they said: “One year ago today we announced the line-ups for Rewind 2020.
“It’s safe to say we all had no idea whatsoever of the year we were in for, but we couldn’t be happier that you’re all still here with us now!”
They added: “After the very sad news about Glastonbury having to cancel last week, we wanted to reassure you that we are doing everything in our power to put on one hell of a party for you all this summer.”
And here’s why…
“While their small city takes about four months to build, we are fortunate that our intimate village can be put together over a much shorter timescale.
“Therefore we don’t have to make any tough decisions just yet, and will do everything in our power to give the 2021 festivals the best shot we can of happening.”
Reassuring festival-goers, they said: “You can, however, rest assured that any decisions we do make will be in accordance with government guidelines and in consultation with all the statutory bodies.
“Our top priority is the safety of everyone at the festivals and that will be our focus – should we have to postpone again clearly the options to roll over or refund will still be there.”
“But for now let’s cross everything we have that we are in a better position in the coming months to dust off the day-glow leg warmers and get amongst it!”
And a final rallying call…
“Last one to the bar gets the first round in!”