Ladies and Gentlemen of Helstonbury,
I thought it was about time to update you all on where we are regarding this year’s Helstonbury.
First of all, I hope you and all your loved ones are safe and well and getting through these dark and troublesome days.
As you all know Helstonbury takes place late July, and when the Coronavirus Pandemic started early March, we were hoping like everyone else that it would have run its course and we would now see signs of normality returning over the next few months. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and with no clear and precise timeline to when this will happen we have sadly but understandably postponed this year’s festival until next July. Our delay in postponing was governed by “hope” thinking that if all-clear came July then everyone would be wanting a big party as such, however, the current harsh reality is all around us suggesting otherwise.
This year, in particular, was going to be the ”BIG 20” our 20th Helstonbury, with a nostalgic line up to suit the occasion, so as you can imagine such a BIG disappointment for everyone involved. However, the” Big 20 Helstonbury” has been “put on ice” and rescheduled to July 15th-18th 2021.
Please take a moment for its spiritual home The Blue Anchor, who like all public houses are currently facing hard and challenging times. None of us can imagine a world without Spingo and all the magic it brings, so let’s all hope Kim, Simon, Ben, Jake, and all the staff are all well and keeping safe and we look forward to seeing them again when all this is over.
Please be reassured that the Helstonbury flag is still waving strong and will continue to support the local community whenever possible, the party may be delayed but the spirit will never falter.
Thank you all for your kind understanding.