Statement On The Cancellation Of Beyond The Woods 2020

We’re very sorry to have to tell you that, because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s festival has been cancelled.

After much consideration, and with a great deal of disappointment, we are very sorry to have to tell you that Beyond The Woods 2020 has been cancelled.

Having listened to all the available advice we’ve decided that, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, it would not be safe for this year’s festival to go ahead. Unfortunately, it would also be impossible to implement effective social distancing measures at a festival like Beyond The Woods.

We are also mindful of the fact that our festival is reliant on the help and advice of our hard-working emergency services. Naturally, we don’t want to add to their workload during this very difficult period.

We are all deeply saddened that we’re not going to be able to get together for what would have been our biggest festival yet; however, we hope that you can understand why the festival will not be going ahead this year.

Options For Ticket Holders

If you have already bought your ticket to this year’s festival, you have two choices:

After a short break our brilliant team will be starting work on Beyond The Woods 2021, which will take place at Stourton Woods from 6th – 8th August.

Tickets for Beyond The Woods 2020 will be transferred to next year’s event automatically, and at no extra cost. You’re essentially getting next year’s ticket at this year’s price.

If you’d like to carry your ticket over to Beyond The Woods 2021 you don’t need to do anything at all, and you’ll receive confirmation of your transfer in the autumn, once the window for refunds has closed.

Of course, if you would like to apply for a refund instead you are very welcome to do so. Ticket-holders who would like to have their ticket price refunded should email

As you may know, Beyond The Woods is an independent festival, run by a group of friends and volunteers. We don’t have big corporate backers, and we’re reliant on ticket sales to keep the festival going. If you can afford to carry your tickets over to next year you would be doing the festival a very great favour, and we would be enormously grateful.

If you would prefer a refund we do completely understand, and we hope that nobody who would like their money back will be put off from applying.

For more information on your ticket options for next year, please visit

Thank You

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported the festival this year: A huge list of names which includes sponsors, volunteers, performers, our friends at Stourton Estates, the emergency services and, most importantly, you guys.

Without your continued enthusiasm and support, buying tickets and spreading the word, Beyond The Woods would not have been able to get anywhere near the event that it is today, and we hope we’ll be able to say thank you by putting on an even more spectacular festival next August.

We’d also like to say an enormous thank you to the Beyond The Woods organising committee – a group of people who have given up weeks of their time, completely voluntarily, to help plan this year’s event.

To have put in so much work, only to cancel everything at the last minute is incredibly tough to take, but we are all hugely grateful for your passion and determination year after year.

We’ll be back with more information on our plans for 2021, in the near future. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this year’s festival please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Most importantly, please make sure that you stay safe, do your bit to help stop the spread of coronavirus, and protect the NHS and each other.

Beyond The Woods 2020: What Are My Options?

Here’s what you can do if you’ve already purchased your ticket to Beyond The Woods 2020.

Unfortunately, and after much consideration, we’ve been decided to cancel this year’s festival in light of the coronavirus pandemic. You can read more about why we decided to take that decision here.

Of course we’re all bitterly disappointed that Beyond The Woods won’t be able to go ahead this year, but if you’ve already paid for your ticket you’ll be especially keen to find out what happens next.

Very simply, you’ve got a choice of two different options:

Option 1: I’d Like To Use My Ticket For Next Year

Beyond The Woods 2021 will take place from 6th – 8th August. All tickets purchased for this year’s festival will remain valid for next year’s event too, unless you apply for a refund.

If you’d like to use your ticket for next year, then you don’t have to do anything at all. Your tickets will be transferred automatically, and you’ll receive confirmation of this in the autumn, once the window for refund applications has closed.

Each year the festival keeps getting bigger and better, and we expect Beyond The Woods 2021 to be no exception.

By keeping hold of your ticket you are not only doing the festival a massive favour, you’re also getting next year’s ticket at this year’s price.

Option 2: I’d Like To Request A Refund

We’ve very pleased to be able to offer a full refund of the face value of your ticket to anybody who’d like one.

If you’d like to request a refund, we’d be grateful if you could please send your request, along with your booking reference, to our ticketing partners Gigantic.

You can contact Gigantic on

If you apply for a refund, your tickets will of course no longer be valid for Beyond The Woods 2021.

All refund requests must have been received before 23:59 on 9th November 2020. Any requests received after this date will unfortunately not be considered.

Please allow up to 28 days for your request to be processed and your refund issued. In reality we hope to be able to process refunds quicker than this, but four weeks is our maximum limit.

A Note On Booking Fees

When you purchased your ticket for Beyond The Woods 2020, you might also have paid an additional booking fee.

This fee was charged by Gigantic, the company who handle ticketing for the festival, according to their own terms and conditions. The fee was not charged by Beyond The Woods, and it is not something that we have any control over.

As such, we are only in a position to offer a refund of the price you paid for your ticket(s) to the festival. You can find out more about Gigantic’s booking fees, and what it is used for, here.

What If I Bought My Ticket Somewhere Else?

Unfortunately, we are only in a position to refund tickets which were purchased from Gigantic, our official ticketing partner.

If you purchased your ticket from elsewhere, then the money you paid would not have been passed on to Beyond The Woods. As such, we are sadly unable to refund it.

If you purchased your ticket from a supplier other than Gigantic, you will need to contact that supplier to ask for your money to be returned.

Beyond The Woods 2021: Save The Date

We’ll be back at Stourton Woods from 6th – 8th August.

We’re thrilled to announce that Beyond The Woods will return in 2021, and we’ve got one or two surprises up our sleeves.

Of course, we’re all hugely disappointed that the festival in 2020 had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, but everyone at Beyond The Woods is determined to come back bigger and better next year.

We’ve already started discussing plans for next August’s event, and over the coming weeks we’ll be looking to get your thoughts on one or two ideas we’re considering.

Please make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook Page, or sign up to our Festival Newsletter, for more information.

We’ll be putting tickets on sale in the autumn, and musicians will be able to apply to perform at the festival when applications open in the spring.

In the meantime, if you’d like to get involved in the festival, we’d love to hear from you.

See you in August!

The Beyond The Woods Team

© Beyond The Woods Festival 2021