It is with great reluctance and sadness, but after much discussion and soul searching we have to announce the cancellation of this year’s Raunds Music Festival due to the Corona Virus.
We are sure that you will understand our decision taken after the latest government advice urging people to avoid theatres and other such social venues.
We will put all our energies into making the 2021 Festival even better, the dates are 29th April-2nd May 2021, this will be our 20th year. Currently we are hoping all the acts booked for 2020 will confirm their availability for next year.
We do hope to put on one or two concerts later on in the year, subject to official health advice of course - please check our website. We look forward to seeing our loyal audience again and enjoying music together.
The Festival itself runs on a shoestring, and entirely volunteer labour. If you can simply hold on to any tickets until next year, or another concert, it would help us, but of course we can arrange refunds.
Fortunes are not made (usually) in the world of folk, roots, and local music, and this will be a difficult time for artists. Please think about buying some CDs to support them.
Here's something to cheer you up, and get some exercise dancing round the living room, our very own Ock'n'Dough!
All of you, keep safe and well, and remember the last verse of Hard Times of Old England:
And now to conclude and to finish my song Let us hope that these hard times will not last long I hope soon to have occasion to alter my song, and sing Oh, the good times of old England In old England, jolly good times!