Ravers and D&B enthusiasts left heartbroken as Boomtown Fair 2021 announces cancellation due to coronavirus insurance row.

Boomtown is an independent immersive five-day theatrical music festival held annually near Winchester, Hampshire on the Matterley Estate in South Downs National Park.

The event which holds a 66,000 capacity sold out back in February and was set to take place between 11-15 August. 

The festivals organisers have been seeking help and the insurance needed in the event of a cancellation from the UK government. Sadly, this was not granted.

“This has been a really hard decision, but without the safety net of insurance, it was sadly inevitable. Huge love to all in our beautiful industry struggling to see how we can bring people together safely this summer without risking the future of their events. #savethesummer https://t.co/uBaPjI8AKg”

— Anna Wade (@AnnaWad3) April 20, 2021

What does this mean for UK festivals?

The Independent reports:

“Several other festivals have rolled out announcements of their plans to go ahead this summer, from Latitude and Creamfields to All Points East and Isle of Wight. Many of them are independent festivals, most likely facing the same issues as Boomtown – that they would not be able to afford the financial toll should they be forced to cancel at the last minute with no insurance.”

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