We appreciate that many people will be thinking about much more important things than a music festival at the moment, but with so much doom and gloom in the news we hoped it might be helpful to give you an update on our plans for Beyond The Woods 2020.
Firstly, we can tell you that Beyond The Woods is going ahead, and our team are working really hard to bring you the best summer party we've ever put on.
There is a lot of uncertainty hanging over live music this summer; however, there are still five months or so to go before we all turn up with our tents at Stourton Woods, and according to current projections the virus will have peaked some weeks before 7th August.
We all recognise, of course, that there's a chance the situation might get worse. It's not something we like to think about, but we think it's really important that we are honest with you about this.
There is currently a chance - just a slim one - that this year's festival (and in fact festivals everywhere) might not be able to go ahead. We still consider there to be a low risk of this happening, and if we do have to resort to these measures in order to keep everyone safe then we will of course be issuing full refunds to ticket holders.
Over the coming weeks and months we'll be consulting with the East Lindsey Events Safety Advisory Group, and following the latest advice from Public Health England, to determine what extra steps we can take to make sure that Beyond The Woods 2020 is as clean, safe and hygienic as possible.
As we get closer to the week of the event we'll be providing more information on the steps we'll be taking, through our website, social media channels, and e-mail newsletter. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns you are very welcome to get in touch for a chat.
In light of everything that's happening in the news at the moment, we've decided to put our line up announcement back by a week or two. We promise you it's coming, and we promise that you're going to love it.
Finally, we know that we are very lucky to enjoy the support of such a close-knit and friendly bunch of festival-goers. In spite of everything that's going on, tickets are selling faster than ever and we'd like to say thank you again to everyone who is getting behind the entertainment and events industries during a very difficult period.
So many people rely on music and events to earn their living, and are already being hit very hard by the impact of coronavirus. When the opportunity arises, please do consider helping people who are struggling because of Covid 19. Whether that's through buying your favourite band's t-shirt, or simply getting on the phone to a friend who's in self-isolation, let's all do what we can to get through this together.
We're really looking forward to seeing you in August for our biggest and best festival yet. Thank you for your support.
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