It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival – due to take place on the weekend of June 19-21st at Gisburn Forest – as a direct result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

With Gisburn Forest currently closed to the public and the government restrictions on gatherings not expected to be lifted in the immediate future, we feel the sensible course of action is to delay the staging of the Festival, which was due to be a significant occasion for us, our 10th Birthday event.

We have been in touch with all artists, artist representatives, producers, funders, traders our production team and volunteers. We will hopefully be able to honour the vast majority of our artist bookings for 2021; albeit it is a little early for some of them to commit to the new date.

Cloudspotting’s 10th Birthday will now take place on the weekend of June 18 / 19 / 20 (2021). This event has been supported by grants from Arts Council England and Ribble Valley Borough Council and we are grateful to these organisations for their flexibility in confirming their ongoing support.

We hope to see an improvement in the outlook of this pandemic very soon and we have provisionally booked Saturday, August 15th, for a potential overnight Cloudspotting get together, at Gisburn Forest. We will inform you of more details of this if and when, restrictions are lifted, in the coming weeks. But for now, do save the date and we will update you via e-newsletter and social media.

Best wishes and love to you all
From all at Cloudspotting HQ

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