We're very sad to announce that due to Covid-19 Folk at the Hall can not go ahead in July. It would have been our 9th year and we were looking forward to welcoming you all back once again. Throwing an additional issue into the mix for us is that we had already begun planning and booking acts for our 10th anniversary party for 2021 where we intend to bring back some of the stand out acts we've had at the festival.
To ensure that we celebrate Folk at the Hall in some way this year we will be putting on an afternoon/evening event on 28th November 2020 headlined by the mighty Manran. We're also delighted to say that Kitty Macfarlane, Blair Dunlop, Hannah Rarity and The Goat Roper Rodeo Band were able to swap to the November date as well. Tickets for this are now on sale!
We recognise that a lot of you have already booked your tickets (thankyou!) and we have a couple of options for you. We can offer a refund or we can move the tickets over to 2021. We had planned to celebrate our 10th year in style which meant the budget for musicians and extras was much higher. Due to this and the fact that we are we are unfunded the ticket price is significantly higher for 2021. We are happy to move your ticket to next year with no additional charge. If you have booked a day ticket we can also move those tickets over or we can offer you a ticket to the November event. Festivals are definitely struggling at the moment with many already spending on their events this year. Passing your tickets over really helps us to ensure we can continue the festival in the future. We will be dropping all ticket holders and e-mail so please do keep an eye out.
We are also delighted to announce a couple of names for our 2021 party. We're announcing a lot earlier than planned but nothing is normal at the moment. This is just the start of our plans. We are absolutely delighted to announce that Dreamers' Circus will be returning to the festival to headline on Saturday 3rd of July 2021. They absolutely blew everyone away in 2018 and we couldn't think of anyone better to headline our 10th birthday. We're also delighted to welcome back Dougie MacLean who will headline the Saturday afternoon. Dougie headlined the first year of Folk at the Hall and we can't wait to have him back. There are a few people that make Folk a the Hall what it is and Luke Jackson is one of them. He's performed for us countless times and blows us away every time so we couldn't have a celebration without him. We're also delighted to say that Talisk, Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth, and Jim Moray were able to swap from this year to 2021.
I do hope you're all staying safe and well. We can't wait to celebrate with you all in November.
Love from the whole FATH team. x