ORGANISERS of Guitars On The Beach have said the event is currently still set to go ahead, but this could change if more stringent measures to tackle coronavirus are implemented.
The unique event, which sees hundreds of guitarists converge on Lyme Regis beach for a full day of musical entertainment, is set to take place on Saturday, June 27.
Organisers have already said this year’s event will be the last due to lack of funding. More than £2,000 has been donated by the public to ensure the event can go out with a bang.
Amid concerns over coronavirus, a statement released today on the event’s Facebook page addressing a number of following questions. The statement came as major music festival Glastonbury – set to take place over the same weekend – was postponed.
Will Guitars on the Beach 2020 on June 27 take place?
Currently, yes. However, the advice being given is changing daily and if the government forces all events to cancel then we regrettably will have to follow suit for everybody’s health and safety, but our aim is to continue as planned and hold the festival on June 27 2020.
What happens if the event has to be cancelled?
We are looking into a reserve date at the end of the season; if that is not possible then the only other realistic option will be to postpone the “Last Time” until June 2021, as our priority is to deliver a safe low-risk event.
Will you refund the wristband pre-sales if you cancel?
If you have pre-ordered a wristband, firstly we hope you will be coming to the postponed event, and your pre-sale will be carried over, if you require a refund please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What will happen to the money raised from JustGiving?
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.
We promise to keep you up to date with any changes/news as soon as we have more guidance, please trust we are just as upset about this as you are and will let you know any new information as soon as we know more.