Published on November 23rd, 2020 by gavin

Butlin’s 2021 Cancelled

The organisers of the Butlin’s Brass Band Festival have announced the cancellation of the 2021 event, due to have taken place at the Skegness Resort over the weekend of Friday, January 29 – Monday 1 February, as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.

Making the announcement, Festival Director, Steve Walker, commented: “We are devastated to have to make this announcement, having tried everything in our power and given as much time as possible to allow the event to go ahead. The highly detailed work that Butlin’s had carried out with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, as well as with Brass Bands England (BBE), to make the weekend as safe as possible for everyone in attendance, had given us some hope that we would have also been able to provide an enjoyable and rewarding event. However, the increasing effects of lockdown have sadly made it impossible for the participating bands to prepare and for the Skegness Resort to open at the time planned.”

Steve Walker continued: “We’d like to thank everyone who had committed to attending the Festival and assure them that we are investigating every possibility to stage the most enjoyable brass band weekend on the calendar as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. Full refunds are available on accommodation through the Coronavirus Book With Confidence Guarantee by visiting All Bands and contest entrants will receive a full refund of their contest entry fee in the coming weeks.  For any queries, please email [email protected]

“Details of the 2022 Butlin’s Brass Band Festival will hopefully be available very soon, but there is still a possibility that we could host an event in the spring of 2021, Government advice, other practicalities for participants and public safety precautions allowing.  Details of the next Butlin’s Brass Band Festival will be made available through the brass band press as soon as they are available.”

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