Haslemere Fringe 2021 postponed to July 2022 - Click to read our full statement here
Due to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus pandemic, it is with much regret, that we have to announce the postponement of the 2021 Haslemere Fringe until 1st – 3rd July 2022.
This is doubly disappointing as we already had to move our 2020 festival . However, the health, safety and welfare of you, our audience, as well as our volunteers, performers and those who work at the Fringe is our top priority. Our July date is just too close to the due date of June 21st when it is hoped that we return to some form of normal life. At this point there are no guidelines on how live events might be allowed after that date, but we do know that it’s likely that limits on numbers, some type of social distancing and the wearing of face masks might well remain in place, and that uncertainty makes it impossible to commit to the advance costs and forward planning for an event this year.
We are currently negotiating with the agents for all three of our 2021 headline artists, in the hope they will be with us for the equivalent day at the 2022 Fringe. As a result, what we’d like to do is ask for a little further patience while we do that, and commit to coming back to you by the end of May with a firm idea of who will headline our Fringe 2022. At that point we will offer a full refund to those that want it, or the opportunity to transfer your tickets to the equivalent days for 2022.
As a charity and not for profit organisation, the loss of income is a serious financial concern to us and we do hope that you will support us by keeping your tickets to 2022. This will ensure that Haslemere Fringe can remain resilient in the face of the current crisis and return confidently to be able to support our charities through music and the arts, which is at the heart of all we do.
Our double postponement of the Festival is really disappointing, but with your help, we’ll be back next year with a fabulous three days of entertainment. The show will go on and we hope you will join us and Be Part of Something Amazing!
Thank you from all of the team at Haslemere Fringe, please stay safe and we’ll and see you in 2022.