Shepley Spring Festival 21-23rd May 2021
In the light of the continuing Covid-19 crisis I am sorry to say that we have taken the decision to cancel Shepley Spring Festival 2021.
The government roadmap sets out that we may be able to meet together by mid May but only in groups of 30. Events may be able to go ahead but with social distancing we would have to have reduced numbers, and this does not make the festival in its current form possible for 2021.
I realise this is very disappointing for artists who were hoping to play, those of you who have bought tickets and all the festival volunteers.
We would like to present some online festival entertainment over the weekend of May 21st to 23rd using YouTube, Facebook Live and Zoom. Please let us know if you have been watching your folk favourites online during lockdown and whether you anticipate that you might still be interested to do this at the end of May.
As the rest of the country begins to open up the situation is still very uncertain for the live music industry. Many of our friends have had no work for a year now and are not sure when this may change. (Hopefully, we can get to some summer festivals). Please continue to support artists in whatever way you can: buying their albums and merchandise and attending online concerts.
Keep safe and hope to see you in 2022.