This is a statement we were hoping we wouldn’t have to make but 2020 is the year that keeps on surprising and sadly for the wrong reasons.
Due to the current pandemic and wanting to produce a safe event for everyone involved, we’ve made the decision to postpone this year’s festival to Saturday 11th September 2021.
After years of work and overcoming a number of challenges, we were delighted and very proud to successfully launch the inaugural Down at the Abbey last year in the stunning and historical setting of Reading Abbey Ruins, and receive such positive audience feedback.
We are an independent festival and with that brings many positives including creative freedom, but also in this difficult time, unique challenges. Due to this, we kindly ask for your continued support and if you can, to keep hold of your existing ticket, where it will automatically be rolled over for the 2021 event. Ticket prices will increase for next year, so retained tickets will be the cheapest ticket available.
We are very much aware that times are tough for everyone and if you are not in a position to keep hold of your ticket, we understand, and you are entitled to receive a face value refund.
Our ticket partner Gigantic will be in touch and will handle and process any refunds on our behalf. For anyone wishing to still attend next year no further action is required.
We look forward to a time when it will be safe for us all to be able to come together again; and we hope to see you in the ruins next September.
In the meantime, enjoy our Down at the Abbey highlights video here.
Keep well, stay safe and look out for each other.
Heavy Pop / DATA x