We are very sorry to announce that Folk at the Hall can't take place in 2021. We're really devastated that it will have been two years without the festival. 2019 was such a special year and we felt we'd built the festival to the perfect point and then we've had to stop. 2021 would have been our tenth year and we had created a line-up to match that and we're so sad that we can't make it work this year.
We had been waiting for some guidance from the Welsh Government for events in the hope that we would have a road map but we've had no guidance at all. The First Minister also said this week that things were unlikely to be back to normal this year and we simply can't take the risk. We had plans to do the festival socially distanced if needed but it may not even be possible to run events by then. We have costs which we would not be able to get back in the event of a cancellation and that would be catastrophic for the festival.
It's not all terrible news though. The important thing for us was to make sure that the line-up we created did happen. We're delighted to say that the whole line up (except for Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton) has moved over to 2022. It was so important to us that Dreamers' Circus were playing and we're delighted that we've managed to arrange it around their busy schedule next year.
Folk at the Hall 2022 will take place on the 1st and 2nd July 2022 and Dreamers' Circus, Dougie MacLean, Cara Dillon, Greg Russell, Talisk, Kris Drever, The Outside Track, Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth, Hannah Rarity, Luke Jackson and Jim Moray will all be appearing. We will be announcing a replacement for Ross and Ali (who are sadly not free) in the next few days.
We'd be really chuffed if you could join us in 2022. We were so excited to be nearly sold out already. We have less than 20 tickets left which is incredible and we're so thankful for the support. We really appreciated everyone rolling over their 2020 tickets and I hope you'll all be joining us. We promise it is going to be a weekend to remember next year.
We WILL bring music of some kind to Trelawnyd before the festival next year though. We're currently talking to a number of agents and acts about gigs and tours and we'll keep you updated. As soon as we can do garden concerts, outdoor events, socially distanced shows safely we will.