Chiswick Festival 2021 has been cancelled after a number of staff have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.
Chiswick Festival criticised the “exorbitant amount” of people, their staff included, who have been told to self-isolate – despite most of England’s lockdown restrictions easing earlier in July.
A statement on their website reads:
‘It’s for these reasons that we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone Chiswick Festival 2021.
‘Rescheduling the event will enable us to provide the experience that our customers, partners, and employees expect and deserve – and most importantly – in a safe environment.
‘We want to thank all our customers and partners for their support, open discussions, and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the community comes together.
‘We’re just working with Chiswick House and Gardens on the rescheduled dates, however, we will be pushing this back to Spring 2022, as a “welcome to summer event”’
Chiswick Festival will refund everyone who has bought a ticket. They will not be consulting ticket holders to see whether they would like to rollover their tickets for 2022. When new dates are agreed and it is established which acts can attend these dates, new tickets will be released.
All refunds will be processed this week and early next week, they say, and ticket holders should expect it to take a day or two before the money reaches their bank accounts.
Organisers thanked ticket holders for their support and said they would be back in early summer 2022, with an ‘even bigger and better Chiswick Festival!’.
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