Confirmed as going ahead after postponing from May, the 2nd edition of rock 3-dayer Call of the Wild Festival takes place at Lincolnshire Showground from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 2020.
The organisers say "we have everything in place to help us adhere to Government guidelines on social distancing & procedures in place to help minimise the risk of infection or spreading COVID-19", and as long as the advice doesn't change the festival will be going ahead, otherwise they may have to postponed until 21st-23rd May 2021.
In order for the organisers to plan with confidence, tickets purchased from now will not be valid for refund but will automatically roll over to May 2021. Please do not purchase a ticket if you do not agree to these plans.
To adhere to government guidelines the event has been reduced from 3 stages to two stages, with both now as outdoor stages. This has also meant the line-up being trimmed although some acts are no longer able to attend; and it's hoped those bands will perform at next year's event.
The line-up includes Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Reckless Love (pictured above), Massive Wagons, Raging Speedhorn, Romeo's Daughter, Mason Hill, Skarlett Riot, Warrior Soul, Sister Shotgun, Midnite City, Blaze Bayley, Glen Matlock & the Tough Cookies, and more. For the details as available please see the line-up page.
The area in front of stages will be in rows with rope guidelines & marked out spacing as a guide for safe 1m+ social distancing. These areas will be monitored by stewards and security. Face masks will be compulsory directly in front of stages.
Other measures will include every person (including Directors, Crew, Traders, Musicians and Ticket holders) to comply with a brief questionnaire and temperature check; a one way system in and around the arena; social distancing at trade stalls and large open air bar areas; hand sanitisation areas throughout the arena, toilets & campsite; a full time cleaning team sanitising toilets on a regular basis.
Festival Director, Raz White says, "I'm really proud of what we've achieved to date, although challenging, we firmly believe that we can present a safe festival, adhering to government recommendations whilst still retaining the friendly festival atmosphere. Everyone is desperate to deliver, from the staff to the bands, it's what we do and now we just want to let the music do the talking;
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £99 per person including camping. A discount of 25% is available to defence card holders.
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