Date(s) - 23/05/2020
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Ireby Festival

This event is cancelled

See foot of page for Ireby Festival press release.


Original event listing

Ireby Music Festival, entering its 18th year of all that is good in folk; progressive folk; rock folk and traditional music

Ireby is a small farming village with a population of about 161. Situated on the north west edge of the Lake District National Park World Heritage Centre. It is 12 miles from Keswick and Cockermouth and 18 miles from Carlisle.
This is the 18th Ireby Festival and over the years it has developed a reputation of early sell outs, so be sure to react fast to be part of one of the few festivals where the actual love for music and one another is still the main point of focus.
With a range of music to suit most tastes, performed in small intimate venues and a main stage venue restricted to just 650 people, Ireby festival presents an unforgettable and unique atmosphere and is considered among the best for those with a real love for live music.

This event is cancelled

Event cancelled as a precaution against any potential spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in Cumbria.


Press release from Ireby Festival

9 March 2020
It is with great regret that the Committee and the Directors of the Ireby Festival 2020 have to announce its cancellation for this year and postponement until May 2021.
As you know, Ireby Festival has always been run with the community in mind by volunteers, not for profit and has had no commercial financial input. We are grateful for the support granted to us by the previous Ireby Festival committee.
There are significant costs in running a festival. In the current climate of growing Public Health concern relating to COVID19 (Coronavirus), against which there is no insurance available, we are mindful of the potential health and financial implications.
Whilst having reached 70% ticket sales, with coronavirus concerns and the risk of future Government measures; that we are unable to insure the coronavirus risk, and guarantee income, we are unable to continue with the Ireby Festival in 2020.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported our endeavour to retain the festival in 2020.
As well as a full refund being available, we would like to offer all ticket holders and participants the opportunity to retain their tickets and join us for Ireby Festival 2021.
Ireby Festival CIC.
Enquiries: [email protected]

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