Coronavirus: Chesil Rocks Music Festival cancelled

Coronavirus: Chesil Rocks Music Festival cancelled

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 11:45am 13th March 2020.

The organisers of Chesil Rocks say they have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year's event.

Tim and Hillary Warren hold Chesil Rocks at their home in Langton Herring.

This year's festival was to run over three days from the 18th - 20th June, 2020.

Hilary and Tim - Chesil Rocks
Hilary and Tim at Chesil Rocks.

In a statement to Wessex FM, Tim and Hilary said:

"This has not been a decision taken lightly, but in light of recent developments and announcements, it seems likely that cases of Coronavirus in the UK will be peaking in the days and weeks leading up to Chesil Rocks this year and we need to ensure the health and safety of all those attending our event - festival goers, performers, volunteers and service providers. 

"Additionally, at the time when our NHS and other services may be under significant pressures, we do not wish to be party to any event which may add to those pressures. 

"By cancelling the event now, we are less exposed to financial loss than would be the case if we were forced to cancel nearer to the date of the event.

Rocktail bar at Chesil Rocks

"All those who have purchased tickets will be refunded upon request, or alternatively, their tickets will be honoured at our 2021 event, scheduled for 17th -19th June.  Please make a note of these dates in your diaries!

"We deeply regret this course of action and would like to extend our sincere apologies to all those affected, but see no alternative under the current circumstances."

 

If you bought vouchers for Chesil Rocks via wessexfm.com, we will be in touch with you shortly about a refund.