Cleckheaton Folk Festival Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Brief Update - 23rd February
CFF Coronavirus Update
We are sad to report that following the recent government review and discussions with our organising committee we have made the decision to take the cautious and safest route and postpone the planned 2021 festival. Although the Government Road Map laid out on 22nd February indicates that all restrictions may be removed by no sooner than 21st June, we can’t rely on there being no further slippage, so it is unrealistic to assume we could definitely go ahead with a full-blown festival by 2nd July.
Our volunteer organisers and most of our visitors fall into the “vulnerable group” category and we feel that it may not be sufficiently safe for them to return to an indoor festival in early July. If any form of Social distancing remains in place the restrictions would not allow us to mix and mingle in the friendly manner we have come to know and love at Cleckheaton. Singarounds, Sessions and the Ceilidh would be a massive problem area and workshops and specials would be difficult too. Restrictions on seating in our Town Hall could reduce the capacity to as little as 65 people and we have no certainty that our other venues will have become available in time.
We have secured all the artists that were re-scheduled for 2021 and the line-up for 2022 is now in place so, as disappointed as we are, we can now look forward to 1st, 2nd & 3rd July 2022 when we can all meet again, in as safe an environment as possible, to enjoy what should be a brilliant festival. All tickets originally purchased for 2020 will be honoured in 2022 and we have contacted all ticket holders.
Our website details will be amended in the next few days.
Growing Great Places
with Kirklees MDC
Thank you Thank you
We have successfully partnered with the Kirklees Growing Great Places and thanks to your pledges we reached our target!!!
The funds will now be used in July 2022
Well Done Everybody!!