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Tunes in the Dunes has been postponed

Tunes in the Dunes has been postponed

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 1:30pm 2nd April 2020. (Updated at 1:31pm 2nd April 2020)

Organisers of Tunes in the Dunes said it had "no choice but to postpone it" in light of the latest Government guidance surrounding coronavirus. 

Last month, organisers said it will review its plans in light of any changing circumstances and are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation. The advice from Central Government and Public Health England in relation to COVID-19 are constantly being monitored by the team. 

The event on Perranporth Beach was due to take place between 1st-3rd of May and included headline acts such as Richard Ashcroft and Ronan Keating. 

Organisers have said "the show goes on" with Tunes in the Dunes now taking place on 25th, 26th & 27th September 2020. 


In a statement on Facebook, it said:

"For the first time ever in six years of Tunes in the Dunes, we are faced with no choice but to postpone it. This is a heartbreaking decision, but in light of the current global situation and in a bid to help stop the spread of COVID-19 it is within the best interest of public health & wellbeing to move the festival until later in the year.

"We are very sorry for any inconvenienced caused but hope you will support us in this decision.
Since the pandemic broke out, the team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to deliver the festival you all know and love, whilst keeping your health & safety at the forefront of our operations - it has became very apparent that this can not be achieved in the current climate within the next few months.

"Tunes in the Dunes will now take place on: September 25th, 26th & 27th September 2020.

"We have reached out to all of the artists who were due to perform, 90% of all artists are still available for the same days that they were planned for. Please acknowledge that we are still working tirelessly on this & when we have the full lineup we will announce.

"It has taken us until now to come back to you with a plan because we have chosen to reschedule rather than cancel our event. With so many artists playing, countless suppliers, traders, contractors and an army of staff/ crew, as well as finding the right tides to be able to actually do the festival on, it's a mammoth task with lots of moving parts.

"We know many of you have already made plans by booking transport and accommodation for the original dates and for that we apologise for the inconvenience. However we know the majority of hotel and transport companies are now making free amendments, so we hope the majority of you can take advantage of that.

"All ticket types will remain valid for the rescheduled dates if you are unable to make this date we are happy to offer you tickets for next year’s festival dates: 18th, 19th & 20th June 2021

"To carry your tickets over to Tunes in the Dunes 2021 please email info@tunesfestivals.com.

"Please remember we are a small team, but we will respond as quickly as we can. None of us wanted this outcome & we are absolutely gutted, but with government restrictions & our huge support for the NHS we had to make this decision. It is a decision that puts not just our passion, but also our livelihoods in the balance like so many others in so many industries as a result of this pandemic.

"We promise to provide the festival you know and love, just at a later date. This is the scariest time we have faced as a business and it's going to be the hardest. We truly appreciate all the time, money and love you have all invested into our festival over the years & we need you now more than ever.

"For further and up to date info, please keep an eye on our website. www.tunesinthedunes.co.uk

"Please stay safe out there and we will see you soon."

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