25 - 29th november 2021
IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE HEART OF BIRMINGHAM
COVID-19 Festival statemenT
**Birmingham TradFest 2020 - Postponed!!**
A few months back we released a provisional statement regarding this year’s Birmingham Tradfest. We’d decided to tentatively proceed with planning this year’s festival, continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation. As things have progressed, it has become more and more apparent that the festival, or even a smaller iteration of it, is just not feasible. Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our audiences, artists, volunteers, and staff, and it seems that November is just too soon for a festival to go ahead. Thus, it is with great sadness that we are announcing that Birmingham Tradfest is cancelled for 2020. It will, however, be back in 2021.
Meanwhile, we wish to thank our sponsors and and the funding bodies who support us year in year out; the sound engineers, venue and technical staff who make the weekend run so smoothly; the artists, who’s wonderful music is what brings us all together; and most of all our brilliant audiences, who make Birmingham Tradfest the unique gathering of Irish traditional music that it has become.
In the coming months we’ll be posting previously unreleased videos from past performances at Birmingham Tradfest, as well as publishing articles from our yearly printed festival programme - a handbook that contains interviews and essays about Birmingham and Irish traditional music.
Birmingham Tradfest number 7 will now be 25th - 28th November 2021. Until then, we wish you all the very best!