March 27, 2020 4.50 pm This story is over 19 months old

Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival cancelled due to coronavirus crisis

It had been due to take place in July

The popular Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival has been cancelled this summer as the coronavirus crisis continues to impact events across the county.

The festival committee said that the event due to take place on July 18 and 19 will no longer go ahead. It will instead turn its attention to helping local COVID-19 support groups in any way it can.

The festival is hoping to return better than ever on July 17 and 18, 2021.

The committee said: “In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and after significant consideration, the Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival Committee has taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Woodhall Spa 1940’s Festival, due to take place on July 18 and 19.

“This decision was not taken lightly, but it is the right decision. The festival committee recognised it would be now impossible to make all the necessary arrangements needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable festival between now and July.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

“They also recognised that no-one knew with any certainty what the situation would be in July and therefore they had a clear moral obligation to cancel the festival now to help protect the health and welfare of all those involved in the festival, including of course the residents of Woodhall Spa.

“In making their decision the committee were also conscious of the need to provide our local hoteliers and campsites with as much time as possible to re-arrange bookings etc.

“The committee appreciates that this will be very disappointing news for many, but on a more positive note they also wanted to say that they are fully committed to ensuring the festival returns better than ever in 2021; and everyone is invited to save July 17 and 18, 2021 in their diaries.”

The coronavirus pandemic has also caused other high profile events in the county to be cancelled or postponed, including the Lincolnshire Show.

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