This summer’s Camp Bestival has been canceled by organizers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Friends of the Family Festival, to be held at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, from July 30 to Sunday August 2.
One Direction’s Fatboy Slim and Liam Payne were expected to make headlines, but organizers made the decision to cancel the event due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Festival organizers say the event will return to the Dorset site from Thursday July 29 to Sunday August 1, 2021 “stronger than ever with many new surprises in store”.
Tickets for the canceled event will be redeemable for next year’s event.
Those who purchased tickets for this year’s festival will receive an email with more information on how to request a refund.
Full statement from the organizers
A statement on its website reads: “Dear campers, Camp Bestival will no longer take place this year.
“We have been monitoring this unprecedented situation closely and it has become clear that it is simply not possible for this year’s festival to take place.
“Our gratitude goes out to the families and artists who looked forward to it as much as we did, and we thank you for your patient understanding.
“We were very pleased with our line-up (including some exciting new additions) as well as your reaction, and we were so looking forward to welcoming everyone to Lulworth for our best Camp Bestival ever.
“Rest assured, we will be back at Lulworth Castle from July 29 to August 1, 2021, stronger than ever with many new surprises in store and we hope to see you all there!
“We are working closely with Ticketmaster/Front Gate Tickets who will be contacting you very shortly to offer you the choice of keeping your tickets and carrying them over to next year, or to proceed with your full refund.
“So wait for an email from Ticketmaster/Front Gate Tickets and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 7 days as they are very busy at the moment.”
“The team has also gathered some FAQs on our website here which should answer any questions you may have, and do not hesitate to contact us for anything else: [email protected]
“Stay safe, stay healthy, and we look forward to hosting the best Camp Bestival ever for you in 2021. We love you all so much for your support of our beloved festival…We are family! “