Time to press Play?

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Time to press Play?

With the exciting progress being made with vaccines we are now looking to 2021 with slightly more confidence.

While it’s still far too early to think that everything will be “back to normal” by May 2021, it does at least offer the hope that the Festival will be possible in some shape or form.

We’re pleased to share with you now the plans we have in place for the Festival. Do take a look at the “Whats On” pages of this website, and enjoy reading the Festival Focus magazine from the Friends.

I’m sure you’ll understand that these plans are naturally subject to change. We’re working carefully now to establish how live events will work and ensuring that every event remains “Covid-safe”. This is part of the reason that final venues are not yet confirmed for many of the concerts.

Checking for the very latest information here on the website will be more important in 2021 than ever before.

But for now it’s nice to be thinking about what we can do, rather than what we can’t, so let’s hope May 2021 can be the celebration of live music that we all hope for.

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The financial implications of having to cancel the 2020 Festival in order to safeguard the health of our audiences, artists and staff due to the coronavirus pandemic, were huge. We can’t wait to get back to what we do best, bringing the best world-class music to Newbury as soon as we are able. But to do this we need your support.

So, we are asking you, and everyone we know, to make a donation to help us survive this extraordinary situation so that we can return next year with two weeks of world-class music.

If you are able, we would be delighted if you might make a one-off donation to support the future of the Newbury Spring Festival.