Butlin’s reluctantly cancels 2021 January date for Festival

With great reluctance and sadness, organisers of the Butlin’s Open Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival announces that it has cancelled the 2021 January edition date due to the continuing uncertainty and recurring lockdowns caused by the pandemic.

However, the Festival’s Artistic Director, Steve Walker, is currently in talks with the main holiday Company’s management, to see if a later spring date is available next year with a view to running an event that may look a little different from the usual format.

Said Steve Walker: “I’m absolutely gutted and so is the whole team – we had hoped to be able to offer brass bands some hope after a year of not performing and also a Covid-safe environment to meet socially, but I’m still hoping that we will be able to offer something different from what the usual format looks like later in the year – we’ll keep you all posted. Meanwhile, an early happy and safe Christmas to everyone in banding.”


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