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Arts / Folk festival postponed again

The Shetland Folk Festival is due to return in the coming months. Photo: Lieve Boussauw.

THE SHETLAND Folk Festival has been postponed again due to the pandemic, with the event now set to be held in 2022.

The committee said on Friday that a provisional date has been set for 28 April – 1 May 2022.

Details, however, will be only be confirmed when the committee can be “confident an event that reflects the scale, international reach and community inclusion of our festival can happen”.

The 2020 folk festival, which was due to be the 40th, was also called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“While two years with no festival may seem dispiriting for many of our supporters, our priority remains keeping our community as safe as we can while ensuring the long-term future of the event,” the committee said on Facebook.

“We have kept options open for the last few months and consulted various stakeholders while we assessed if a festival could happen in various circumstances.

“However, it was unanimously decided that in the current climate it is simply too unpredictable to plan and deliver an international music event for thousands of attendees in a few months time and by making this decision now, we can be more confident the festival will survive and thrive for years to come.

“As previously arranged, anyone holding membership for 2021 will automatically have it carried forward for 2022. In the meantime we would like to thank everyone in our community for their resilience and to those who are working tirelessly for us all in these tough times.

“We hope people can still find a way to celebrate folk festival acts (past, present and future) by continuing to appreciate and invest in music.

“While the last year has shown us you can’t take anything for granted, we can be pretty certain the next folk festival is going to be well worth waiting for.”

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