Lancaster Music Festival set to go ahead in October 2021

Organisers say they are "delighted" to announce the city wide festival should go ahead this year - with four days of live music being planned between October 14 and 17.

By Nick Lakin
Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:44 pm
The Uptown Motonones, from Austria, at Lancaster Music Festival.
The Uptown Motonones, from Austria, at Lancaster Music Festival.

Festival director Stuart Marshall said Lancaster Music Festival may be more of a "back to basics" event this year as there were still many unknowns about venues and outdoor spaces.

But the government's roadmap out of Covid-19 lockdown suggests all restrictions on social interaction will be lifted by June 21.

“At the moment it's difficult to say what format the festival will take with so many things still being up in the air," Stuart said.

Outdoor performances form a big part of Lancaster Music Fesitval.

We know that a lot of the pubs and cafes will take part as usual but until they are back up and running again we won't know how many.

"And whether we can stage any outdoor events in the city's public spaces and concerts in the historic buildings, which have been features of the festival in more recent years, depends on funding decisions that we won't know the outcome of until April and July.

"So it may well be something of a 'back to basics' festival this year.

"We're just delighted that, all being well, we should be able to stage something this year to help the venues and local acts get back on their feet and bring the city together again in a celebration of our wonderful, unique music scene”.

Blooz Bruvvvers at Lancaster Music Festival.
Mass singalong at Lancaster Music Festival.