26 - 29th november 2020
more details coming soon
IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE HEART OF BIRMINGHAM
COVID-19 Festival statemenT
29th March 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an unprecedented situation for the live music sector, world-wide. What should have been for many a spring and summer full of music and craic, is now a completely empty calendar. For anybody involved in live music now out of work as a result of these circumstances, it’s an especially tough time.
Organising a festival is truly an unrelenting labour of love. To put in up to a year’s worth of work only to see an event cancelled is heartbreaking, and so our best wishes go to all those who have been forced to cancel as a result of the current situation.
For the time being, The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest committee has made the decision to proceed with the organisation of this year’s festival. As it stands, this year, our 7th, will take place over 26th - 29th November 2020. We will confirm more details in the coming months with regard to format, scale, and, of course, line up.
We really hope that by November the worst of this pandemic will be behind us, and that Birmingham Tradfest will offer a welcome return of live music and sessions for trad lovers; the opportunity to come together to catch up on all of the tunes and craic that were missed out on due to the pandemic. A light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak.
We will be closely following government advice, both in the UK and Ireland, with regard to events such as ours, and will remain in contact with the relevant authorities. Our main priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our artists, festival and venue staff, volunteers and of course festival-goers.
In the meantime we wish you all good health and well-being, and leave you with a video recap of last year’s festival; hopefully a welcome respite in the current turmoil.
The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest Committee