The Big Tribute festival announced this morning that this year’s event has been cancelled.
The festival, which is situated just outside of Aberystwyth, explained that they had both a duty of care to those attending the festival and to those in the wider local community.
Anyone who bought a ticket for this year’s festival will be entitled to a full refund, or their ticket can also be used for next year’s event.
“We’re so sorry we aren’t able to bring you the festival this year.”
In a statement posted online, the festival organizers: “Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are sad to announce that the Big Tribute Festival will not be going ahead this year.
“Like everyone else, we have been following the news closely over recent weeks and months and do not feel there is an option to proceed as normal and safely deliver the 2020 event.
“Not only do we have a duty of care for everyone attending the festival but we also have a responsibility to the wider local community.
“The Big Tribute Festival is all about welcoming people from near and far to this beautiful part of the world for a fun filled weekend of live music.
“It is about closeness with family and friends; about singing, dancing and laughing together.
“More than ever before we look forward doing that again but for now the priority must be to look after ourselves and each other.
“All 2020 tickets will be valid for the 2021 festival (27th – 29th August 2021), honouring the ticket age ranges in 2021 as they stand in August 2020.
“Online / phone orders that have paid for postage have not yet been sent out. They will be kept safe in the box office and posted in early summer 2021.
“If you have already collected your tickets in person then please keep them safe as duplicate ones won’t be issued.
“Ticket holders that cannot / do not want to attend the event next year will be able to get a full refund (minus any booking fees) shortly.
“We’re so sorry we aren’t able to bring you the festival this year. We know it will be incredibly disappointing because we are feeling it too but we promise the good times will roll again and look forward to sharing them with you all in the future.”
More information on refunds can be found on The Big Tribute wesbite here.