Hello Manor Fest Family,
Hope you are all well and keeping safe…It hardly seems 12 months ago that I was writing to you guys to say that owing to the Covid 19 pandemic, we were going to have to postpone Manor Fest 2020 to May 2021.
It beggars belief that I am writing to you today to say that Manor Fest 2021 is now also going to have to be postponed.
I know that we are still 4 months or so away from 29th – 30th May 2021, but even with the most optimistic outlook, I have had to accept that there is no way the country would be back to enough normality to enable us to put on a viable music festival.
There is no way that the bands we have booked from abroad will be permitted, or able, to overcome travel restrictions to perform at Manor Fest 2021. Indeed, those UK /Ireland bands will also face the same travel issues.
As always, I have to take into account the safety of our festival goers, that’s you guys, and whether packing hundreds of people into an enclosed indoor space is the best thing to do under the current circumstances. The conclusion therefore is that Manor Fest 2021 is postponed to 2022, and that brings me to our hot off the press news!
Manor Fest 2022 will be a 3 day Outdoor Event with full camping facilities, at a fantastic venue that suits our purpose ideally!
It will be held on 27th – 29th May 2022!
It will be ground-breaking, exciting, full line-up of amazing bands, full festival facilities, easily accessable, and an awesome weekend!
However, because we are still in negotiations and final discussions with the landowners, I cannot at this stage give you more details.
Rest assured, as soon as I am able to publish full details, then I will do so!
I can honestly say I have never been more excited about what is to come. It is the birth of an historical event and will run yearly from 2022.
At this stage I cannot release prices, but believe me, it will be amazing value for money.The bands line-up again I cannot yet discuss, but suffice it to say I have moved heaven and earth to bring you the best.
So there you are.
Bad news in that 2021 is postponed, but 2022 brings us up to another level completely.
We had probably outgrown our venue at Victoria Hall, Keighley, and it is really natural progression to move the event to outdoors to allow us to grow and present a much better offer to you, our valued customers.
Those of you who have already purchased tickets for Manor Fest 2021, will be able to transfer them to 2022 under t&c’s to be discussed later, or alternatively can apply for a refund.
I would hope that you wait until you see the whole package we will be offering before you make a decision one way or another.
You will not be disappointed!
Stay safe everyone & speak soon
Manor Fest HQ