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Reminisce Festival postponed until 2021

Due to the current Coronavirus situation and restrictions that remain in place, organisers of The Reminisce Festival are devastated to announce that this year’s event is to be postponed to 2021.

DJ Lee Butler, one of the team who produce the event says 

“It’s a HUGE blow to us as an independent homegrown festival, it leaves us in a really tough place, having been so far down the line with this year’s planning and the huge infrastructure that’s needed so far in advance to deliver such a big event.  All of our acts had been booked and confirmed before the pandemic hit the UK and we have been holding out in the hope that things would change and we would be able to go ahead as we are positioned so late in the festival season at the end of the Summer.

Unfortunately despite the easing of some lockdown restrictions, that were giving us a glimmer of hope, the new legislation does not make it possible to safely hold a festival of our size and given the practicalities and logistical issues now imposed, coupled with a very tight timeframe to rebuild and re-arrange crew, equipment and artist transportation from all around the world we are in a position where we are forced to cancel”

Like all promoters hit with major losses this year, following the Covid-19 pandemic, Reminisce festival are asking ticket holders to help them survive, so that they are able to bring you yet another stellar event next year. Refunds will obviously be given, but if you can retain your ticket they respectfully ask that you do so, as they will be valid for next year. The live music sector, like many, are facing exceptional financial difficulties through the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Music venues and promoters are struggling to maintain operations and keep their staff on payroll. Furthermore, the industry’s workforce is heavily populated by freelancers (from the artists to their crew, venue workers and those involved in the promotion of any tours, festivals & events), and despite government support it is extremely difficult for the livelihoods of freelancers during this difficult time. 

Reminisce Festival, like many others, are doing all they can to support their self-employed/freelance workers who are involved in the creation and planning of the festival and reliant on the income it provides, so they are able to continue their work and bring you yet another exceptional event in 2021. By retaining your ticket for the re-scheduled event and not claiming a refund, you will help maintain operations and provide some assistance to those associated with the creation, promotion, production and management of future Reminisce Festivals.

Reminisce would like to thank all the artists, crew and ticket holders for your support over the past 7 years and hope to see everyone, safe and well at next year’s festival, which they would really like to make the biggest and best one ever!  

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