The festival was originally meant to take place from August 27-30, but organisers have now announced that it is being moved to August Bank Holiday 2021.
“We regret to announce that Creamfields 2020 will no longer be taking place,” festival organisers said in a statement.
“We have been closely monitoring the global situation and it has become clear that it’s simply not possible for this year’s edition to go ahead. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support, rest assured we will be back stronger than ever next year and we hope to see you all then.”
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— Creamfields (@Creamfields) May 13, 2020
They continued: “We will return August Bank Holiday 2021 (26th-29th August), and we are working hard to transfer as many of this year’s artists as possible to Creamfields 2021.”
Those who purchased tickets for Creamfields 2020 are entitled to a full refund and will receive an email from their ticket agent in the coming days.
However, those who want to keep their tickets for the rescheduled dates can do so and will receive up to £60.00 in vouchers for drinks, food, and merchandise to spend at the event.
In a recent roundtable discussion, hosted and transcribed by the New York Times, bioethicist and professor of healthcare management Zeke Emanuel says he has “no idea” how promoters that are rescheduling arts and music events for later this year “think that’s a plausible possibility.”
Read the full video conference transcript here.