Teign Maritime Shanty Festival 2020 Cancellation

Covid-19 Announcement from the Teign Maritime Shanty Festival Committee 3rd July 2020

Dear all, Covid-19 has certainly brought many challenges for everyone and we sincerely hope you are managing to cope during these unprecedented and uncertain times. Having seen so many events not taking place this year, you will not be surprised to hear that in the best interests of all concerned, we have decided not to proceed with the 2020 Teign Maritime Shanty Festival. Despite recent easing of restrictions and updated government guidance there seems very little chance that the restrictions on large gatherings will be lifted soon and it appears likely that ‘social distancing’, in one form or another, will continue for some time, making a largely pub-based festival like ours not workable. We trust you will agree that this is the right decision. The welfare and safety of all involved in every aspect of our event, is a key priority for us. We anticipate that you will share in our disappointment. Our ambitious plans for 2020 started early and we had already arranged a huge variety of family friendly maritime events, the mooring of a tall ship ‘Johanna Lucretia’ over the festival weekend, some new 2020 venues and over 40 sets of great performers. Safe to say, we are looking forward to going the extra mile next year and putting on a special festival in 2021 for you all to enjoy. Dates for your diary are 17th, 18th and 19th September 2021. Rest assured we will do our utmost to make Teign Maritime Shanty Festival 2021, a festival to remember. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all of our performers, venues, breweries, advertisers, supporters and volunteers for their continued support and understanding in these challenging times. We look forward to working with you all again as we plan for 2021. In the meantime, we wish you all a fair wind and a calm sea. Take care and keep safe. Regards Teign Maritime Shanty Festival Committee

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