Coronavirus: Doncaster Fake Festival cancelled as rest of tour pushed back

Doncaster’s annual Fake Festival has been cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis.

Saturday, 21st March 2020, 2:43 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd March 2020, 10:15 am

The popular music event was due to take place in Sandall Park on May 2 – but organisers have been forced to pull the plug because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spokesman for Sandall Park said: “Sorry folks, but the Fake Festival has had to be cancelled, due to the current situation. Ticket refunds will be automatically processed. Their tour starts in June so there will be others to attend, just not at Sandall Park.”

A spokesman for Fake Festivals said: “We are so incredibly lucky to have built up such a great festival culture with your support and, despite the uncertainty around recent Government guidelines, we have taken this decision to try to move forward in a positive way.

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Fake Festival will not be taking place in Doncaster this year.

“We therefore intend to start the Fake Festival tour on June 27 rather than April 25.

“This means that our intention is to be back touring and partying with you for the listed dates on our website from that weekend. The tour will finish, as planned, with the Big Fake Festival on September 4, 5 and 6.

“If your festival is one of those that unfortunately isn’t going ahead then you will receive an automatic refund. This refund will be issued to the card that you used for your booking. Please allow our team some time to process these refunds, we will update you as we go along.”