Organisers confirm Trip to Birmingham Tradfest 2020 is cancelled
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Organisers confirm Trip to Birmingham Tradfest 2020 is cancelled

THE Trip to Birmingham Tradfest is the latest in a long list of events to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Due to take place in November 2020, the organisers confirmed this week that, despite their hopes that lockdown restrictions would ease enough for it to take place, the four-day festival will not go ahead.

Taking to social media to announce the cancellation, the event organisers confirmed: "It has become more and more apparent that the festival, or even a smaller iteration of it, is just not feasible.

“Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our audiences, artists, volunteers, and staff, and it seems that November is just too soon for a festival to go ahead.”

They added: 'It is with great sadness that we are announcing that Birmingham Tradfest is cancelled for 2020. It will, however, be back in 2021.”

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The 2020 event would have been the seventh instalment of the annual Tradfest festival.

Past headliners have included Frankie Gavin and DeDannan, Sean Keane, Kevin Crawford, Dervish, Flook, Four Men and a Dog, Dervish and Lunasa.

The 2021 event will take place in Birmingham’s Irish quarter from November 25-28.

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