We hope we find you well in this difficult time.
Following the government guidance, and the escalating news on the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve taken the really tough decision to postpone the inaugural Bigfoot until 2021. In essence, Bigfoot is hibernating but is coming back exactly as promised, probably even better, on the same weekend in 2021.
The government and local services are not in a position to support events right now and that is looking likely to extend into spring and early summer, and we’re definitely not going to put any more stress on them. These are unprecedented times, where we must all band together and look after each other. At the time of writing this, social distancing and lockdown measures are looking likely to continue into early summer, and this along with the above reasons have meant it’s just not going to be possible to run a word class festival this year.
Our friends, the breweries, food traders, and other producers, who are the heart and soul of this festival, are also under a lot of pressure right now, with many having to shut up shop to ride out this storm. Speaking to them, we know June is going to be too early to do an event such as Bigfoot – but like us, they’ll be back with a bang as soon as they can be. Bands and artists will also be struggling to commit to international travel and safety is always our primary concern.
Craft beer, the food scene, and indie festivals are all about quality, community, care and attention and these are things that will endure. Once this virus has been overcome, Bigfoot will be part of a great comeback for sociability, community and good times. We’ve spoken to our line-up artists, the breweries, the chefs and everyone is up for a re-do, and we hope you are too!
Just as we’ve bandied together with our community of producers, artists, and the whole festival network, your support is also vitally important to us. So keep those tickets for Bigfoot, and let’s make the kick off for Bigfoot festival even more awesome in 2021.
As a thank you for all those who keep their tickets we will be issuing 1 extra free ticket to Bigfoot for every ticket purchased so far. This means you can share the love, invite a mate, family member or lover and have something super special to look forward to next summer.
All you need to do is hold onto your ticket and your free tickets will be issued to you automatically!
If you decide you absolutely do want a refund, then please email the ticketing company you purchased from. You’ll need to email in the next 3 weeks, by April 22nd, if not we’ll assume you elected to keep your tickets and take advantage of the extra free ticket offer. Please be patient with refunds as the ticketing company, along with whole entertainment industry, are dealing with an unprecedented amount of communication at this turbulent time.
Many thanks, keep safe, keep washing those hands, and we’ll see you soon,
Greg, Dan and team Bigfoot