A statement from the Festival Director for Bridport Folk Festival. Dear all, Despite our fervent hopes that the Covid 19 pandemic would have been controlled to an acceptable level enabling life to revert to somewhere normality, I am sad to announce that, despite our optimism, the Bridport Folk Festival will not be taking place this year. Whilst we continued to maintain our planning and organisation, current indications are that such an event over 3 days is neither feasible or advisable. Festivals across the country are taking similar decisions which I personally believe is the right one. It is apparent that with best will in the world and even conforming to the protocols of hygienic cleansing, advisory notifications and social distancing, some members of the public are intent on ignoring them and I do not wish to accommodate such people who may widen the spread of the virus to our Townspeople and visitors. It is beginning to become apparent that any form of Festival is unlikely this year. However, On the positive side, we have plans well in hand and are looking forward to providing a sensational Bridport Folk Festival in July 2021. Thank you to all our supporters, sponsors, and fantastic volunteers but particularly to our performers, musicians and dancers. We are considering staging a celebratory post Covid 19 concert in the autumn should the situation allow, details of which will be posted online and in the press. so please continue to follow our progress and announcements for that and for the 2021 festival on our website. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all in Bridport next July Chris Deacon Festival Director
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Bridport Folk Festival 2019. Music, dancing, singing, workshops, songwriting, events, morris, clog, rapper, food, drink, stalls, ceilidh, strict and social dancing, story telling, mummas play, may pole and much more!