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Covid-19: North Cornwall's Leopallooza festival has been cancelled

Covid-19: North Cornwall's Leopallooza festival has been cancelled

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 9:08am 14th May 2020.

Another festival in the Cornish calendar has been cancelled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Leopallooza, which is held in north Cornwall near Bude, will not be going ahead this summer.

Organisers say the decision has been made because of the issue around public safety during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The music festival has now been postponed until the 23rd, 24th and 25th July, 2021.

The Leopallooza team are now working hard with 90% of this year's lineup re-booked for 2021, plus a host of new acts to be announced.

They will announce the updated lineup so far for next year in the coming weeks. 


“We know a lot of people will be disappointed by the decision to postpone Leopallooza, but also fully understand given the ongoing issue of public safety.

“We’ve been following the situation closely as it’s evolved, and at this point, this is clearly the best way to keep our customers, traders, partners and staff safe, which has always been our priority.”

Matt Daniel, festival organiser


What about tickets and refunds?

Ticket holders are entitled to a refund, but the festival is urging those with tickets to roll theirs forward to next year, for which they will be eligible, if they can.

Ticket holders do not need to do anything. Their ticket will automatically be valid for the following year. 

Ticket-holders can also donate their ticket if they can’t make the new 2021 dates to an NHS worker as part of Leopallooza’s innovative scheme.

“The Covid-19 crisis has dealt the events industry, along with Cornwall’s hospitality industry, a devastating blow.

“As a small independent business with no corporate sponsors or huge cash reserves, we’re urging our loyal customer base to support us (if they can of course) by rolling their ticket on to next year. If you’re planning on coming anyway, this will be an enormous support for us as we navigate these most challenging of times.”

He added: “The real heroes in all of this are those putting their lives on the line every day working for the NHS.

“We want to thank them by allowing customers who may not be able to make it next year, to donate their ticket to a member of NHS staff. We will match every ticket donated ourselves, and we are donating 500 tickets to NHS workers as our own thank you.”

Matt Daniel, festival organiser

Leopallooza will take place on July 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2021 at The Wyldes, near Bude.

Tickets already bought will be valid for 2021, or can be donated to an NHS staff member. 

Visit the Leopallooza website for more information on how to do this.

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