On the grounds of safety, the organisers of Valley Fest have today announced that the festival will be rescheduled for July 30th to August 1st, 2021.
Known as “the best-tasting music festival in the South West“, Valley Fest was originally set to take place at the end of July 2020. Held alongside Chew Valley Lake, it boasts great headliners, a show-stopping view and local food, all in the surroundings of Luke Hasell’s organic farm.
Valley Fest was created with the aim to connect people to the producers behind their food and drink, to help the understanding of the importance of healthy soil and to showcase the best producers and chefs in the South West.
With such a large-scale event needing support from local services – and the organisers not wanting to take vital provisions away from the front lines – the decision was made to reschedule. Ticket holders are being encouraged to help secure the event’s future by rolling over their tickets to the 2021 event: festivals are not eligible for any government support, and the organisers’ insurance doesn’t cover a COVID-19 related cancellation or reschedule.
The majority of the acts booked for 2020 – including Deacon Blue and The Cuban Brothers – will play at the 2021 event, with a full line-up announcement to be made later this year.
Festival founder Luke Hasell says, “We’re really sad to have taken the decision to reschedule Valley Fest 2020, so much energy and love has gone into creating this year’s festival. However, we cannot risk putting anyone in jeopardy and so rescheduling is the best way to achieve this. On the positive side, it means that we have even more time to plan for the best Valley Fest anyone has ever seen! There is an opportunity to take a fresh look at how we can create a landmark event, which leaves visitors informed, inspired and hungry to learn more about the kind of food and farming we’re going to need in the future”.