This festival has been cancelled. The message posted on the official website reads as follows:-
In the light of the escalating Covid-19 crisis, we have taken the unavoidable decision to cancel the 2020 Shepley Spring Festival. Mid-May is getting towards the expected peak of the crisis and to bring together hundreds of people under one roof for three days, many of them from the more vulnerable groups, would be irresponsible.
We have taken this decision with a heavy heart, but we feel that the safety of our festival community must always be our absolute priority. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported us so far by agreeing to perform, by buying tickets or by volunteering.
We will be offering a refund to all ticket holders and will be contacting you in the next few days. Alternatively, we would like to offer all 2020 ticket holders the opportunity to carry over their tickets and join us for Shepley Spring Festival in May 2021 at this year's prices.
As disappointing as it may feel for everyone connected with the festival, we are aware that this situation is going to be difficult for the live music industry, with many self-employed musicians, technicians, agents etc impacted. We therefore encourage our festival-goers to support the artists you enjoy in whatever way you can. For example, purchasing albums or merchandise from some of the bands you are hoping to see next year... maybe looking at learning a new instrument online... or getting a tune written for a special occasion.
Keep safe, and we hope to see you in 2021.
Nikki Hampson & the Festival Team
After a year off, Shepley Spring Festival returns from Friday 15th until Sunday 17th May 2020, at a new site at Storthes Hall Park, with performances indoors.
The festival has a full weekend of events celebrating the best of traditional music, song and dance, including concerts, ceilidhs, morris dancing, music and song sessions, and music and dance workshops.
Confirmed acts include Sam Sweeney, The Wilsons, Kinnaris Quintet, Michael Walsh and Quarehawk, Jackie Oates and John Spiers, Ewan McLennan, Harbottle & Jonas, Danny Pedler & Greg Russell, Brown Boots, and more.
For the details as available please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, priced at £90 for the weekend for those aged 17 and over, with camping £20 extra.
The campsite can accommodate tents, caravans and campervans. Facilities on site will include indoor showers. The festival campsite is for weekend ticket holders only. The festival campsite will be open from midday on Friday until mid morning on Monday.
More information will be here when available.
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