Kendal Calling issues statement on coronavirus outbreak

 Kendal Calling issues statement on coronavirus outbreak

Organisers of Kendal Calling have released a statement setting out the festival’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus, in an attempt to reassure fans the event will take place as planned in just over four months time.

If the situation changes and forces Kendal Calling to be cancelled, organisers say ticket holders will have the choice of a refund or keeping their ticket to use next year.

Foals, Supergrass and Stereophonics were announced as the festival’s headliners back in January. Tickets remain on sale as normal from Festicket and this year’s event takes place from 30th July – 2nd August at its Lake District home.

The full statement reads: “Dear Kendal Calling family,

“We wish to keep you updated and in the loop on the planning of this year’s festival.

“Firstly, a huge thank you to the many of you who have booked to join us in the fields this summer. Your support has helped us grow over these past fifteen years and we are very honoured to reach such a milestone and look forward to welcoming you to many more fun-filled weekends.

“We will be following instructions from the Government and relevant authorities and are monitoring the developing situation closely. With the festivities scheduled to begin over 4 months from now we are very much still planning on celebrating our 15th birthday party together with you and are working hard behind the scenes with that in mind.

“For your peace of mind, should the situation change and we are forced to postpone the festival, tickets will be valid for 2021 at the 2020 price at which you purchased your ticket for or, alternatively, receive a refund.

“In the meantime, please follow official guidance, stay safe, keep washing those hands and look after each other whilst we keep our heads down to bring you Kendal Calling’s 15th birthday celebrations.

“For any queries, please contact [email protected]

“See you in fields,
“Andy, Ben and the KC team x”

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