The Hale Barns Carnival has been cancelled – but it will return next year

Martin Kemp headlining 2019's Hale Barns Carnival
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The Hale Barns Carnival has announced that this year’s event has been cancelled.

The festival was due to take place from July 17th to July 19th, with big-name acts confirmed including Martha Reeves And The Vandellas, opera vocalist Russell Watson and 70s’ band Bay City Rollers.

But in the light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organisers have now announced that the event will not take place this year – but will return next summer, from Friday July 16th to Sunday July 18th.

Anybody who has purchased tickets for this year has had their tickets transferred over to the new dates. Ticketmaster will be sending further details of the postponement to each ticket-holder this week.

Organiser Max Eden said: “We have been holding out to see if it was still possible for this Summer’s Hale Barns Carnival to go ahead, but following the governments guidelines regarding outdoor events, it is with deep regret that we have had to postpone this year’s event.

“The safety of our ticket holders, performers and staff must come first. We will return bigger and better next year. We would also like to thank the 40k+ attendees of our free live-streaming Party At Home concerts which have featured star names and brilliant local acts.”

Tickets for Hale Barns Carnival 2021 will go on sale at 11am on Friday May 15th.

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