It is with extremely heavy hearts that we must postpone this year's Westival till next summer (22nd – 26th JULY 2021). The good news is, we’re bringing all of the artists we had planned for this year along with us! We will do our utmost to bring you by far the best Westival yet.
In addition to the obvious reasons, there are a few others which mean we simply cannot risk attempting to run the event this year. We wanted to share these with you:
Firstly, yours and our safety - we wouldn’t want to put anyone’s health in jeopardy, along with the wider community that may go on to be affected after too.
Secondly, time - we are only a very small team who work in our spare time to run Westival, and with the amount of suppliers, artists, freelancers, volunteers and others we work with, it simply does not leave us enough time if/when new guidelines may be announced to get everything organised ready for this year.
Thirdly, fair’s fair - it wouldn’t be fair on all the different people involved in making Westival happen as they will be going through a hugely challenging time just like us. We are an independent, grass roots festival, just aiming to put on a banging party with a good vibe.
We would love to say that by postponing to next year everything is nice and easy, but unfortunately, this is not the case. This leaves us with some financial uncertainty, made even worse by the fact that it’s looking very unlikely we’ll be able to claim any grants, relief or loans from the government just like many other businesses in the events & hospitality industry. Our main aim is longevity; we’ve worked extremely hard over the last few years to bring something new and different to our home county. This could never have been done without all of your support, so a massive thanks to all of you. However, now is when we need your support the most. If you’ve attended Westival before, you’ll understand the immense sense of community and intimacy, with every guest feeling like part of an extended family, and now we need to remember that feeling more than ever to try and come together and move forwards.
If you’ve already purchased a ticket for next year’s event, you have a couple of options. If no action is taken, your ticket will automatically be valid for next year. We understand this is a challenging time for all of us, mentally and financially, however if you can afford to not ask for a refund this would mean the world to us and will help us a great amount in seeing the return of Westival next year. If you wish for a refund, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you with more details, but please give us time to respond.
Along with this, we’ve also started a crowdfunding campaign with various packages available. These include donations, merchandise, purchasing next year’s ticket and alcohol bundles. If anyone has any other ideas of things they’d like to see on there, please drop us a message! Head to our website – shopwestival.uk to view the different options. Any amount of money you can afford to give is hugely appreciated.
If you haven’t tuned in to the livestream series yet, please take a look! We will continue to bring some of the best emerging artists in the UK, and mostly artists that are due to feature at Westival 2021. We will also be watching government guidelines closely, so that we can bring back a few smaller parties (very limited capacity) as soon as it’s safe to do so. It’ll feel sweeter than ever being able to party with all of you again.
We massively appreciate every single person that has helped out in any way so far, be that volunteering, buying a ticket, sharing a post - it all means a great amount to us. Whilst this is a difficult time, we have to stay positive, focused and determined for better days that WILL return when we can rave again once more.
Huge love & stay safe/West
The Westival Team
The event is strictly 18+.
Entry to Westival from 1:00pm on Thursday 22nd July until 11:30am on Monday 26th July. Ticket price includes 4 nights camping in your own tent. Re-entries are permitted, although alcohol can only be brought in on first entry.
Discounted tickets are available for groups looking to stay for the weekend. Buy 4 get 1 free! All guests must arrive together.
Allows you to park your campervan on site, throughout the festival. Please note we cannot provide electric hookup and this must be purchased prior to the event.
If you'd like to get involved with Westival please get in touch!
We're looking for:
☉ Caterers & Stalls
☉ Installation assistance