THE last ever Guitars On The Beach will now be held in 2021 with this summer’s event cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Organisers announced this week that the unique guitar festival, which was set to be held for the last time on June 27, was “regrettably” cancelled due to the uncertainty for the remainder of the year. The final event will instead be held next summer.
In the meantime, organisers are planning a scaled-down virtual version of the event to go ahead on Saturday, June 27. The virtual event will feature some of the songs which were planned for the mass play-along, while others will be saved for next year.
It will still feature a play-along section plus guest acts to watch from the safety of your own home. More details will follow over the next few weeks.
If you have pre-ordered a wristband for Guitars On The Beach, your pre-sale will be carried over to the 2021 event but if you require a refund email@example.com.
A crowdfunding campaign raised more than £2,000 for this year’s event.
A spokesperson for Guitars On The Beach said: “The money is safe and, although we have had to put a sizeable deposit down for the stage, which we potentially could loose, we feel comfortable that if we have to postpone the event it is not at risk. We may have to do a little more fundraising, but we will cope.”