'Freedom Day' delay forces Doncaster Fake Festival to be cancelled again

Organisers of Doncaster’s Fake Festival have been forced to cancel this year’s event for the second year in a row after the Government’s delay to so-called Freedom Day.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 9:34 am

The popular annual festival was due to take place in Sandall Park on July 3 – but after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a four week delay to the lifting of all Covid-19 restrictions, the event has had to be pulled.

A Fake Festivals spokesman said: “Unfortunately, due to the delay in stage four Covid restriction unlocking, which was paramount for us to go ahead, we now have to cancel.

“All ticket bookings for the cancelled events will be automatically refunded within the next 14 days - you do not need to contact us.

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Doncaster Fake Festival has been cancelled.
Doncaster Fake Festival has been cancelled.

"Tickets will not be carried over to 2022. Refunds are returned to the account linked to the payment card used to make the booking, even if the card has since expired.”

Festivals in Tynemouth, Horsham, Chelmsford, Gloucester, Lancaster, Bedford and Harrogate have also had to be shelved.

Last year’s event in Sandall Park was also axed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The spokesman added: “The rest of the tour is due to go ahead as is The Big Fake Festival.

“To all our loyal fans that have supported us, bought tickets and then had your festivals cancelled… Thank you for trying, we will be back next year and we can’t wait to see you then.”

Askern Music Festival has also been cancelled, along with shows by the Kaiser Chiefs and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at the Racecourse.