Friday, April 16, 2021

Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival postponed until 2022

The organisers behind the upcoming Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival have announced that the inaugural event, originally set to take place this May, has now been postponed until 2022.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival is set to be the successor to the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, however, those behind the event say that, despite the recent announcement on the planned easing of Covid-19 restrictions, it would be difficult to do the Festival justice whilst ensuring the safety of all involved.

The Organisers will instead use 2021 to run a campaign celebrating the Lincolnshire Wolds as a place to visit, get active, and explore.

Chair of the Outdoor Festival steering group, Geoffrey Newmarch, said: “It’s with sadness that the Outdoor Festival has had to be postponed until next year but I hope that everyone will understand that first and foremost we have a duty of care to both activity providers and those who would be attending.

“Despite the easing of restrictions, we feel that we wouldn’t be able to put on a Festival that fully did justice to the wonderful Lincolnshire Wolds, whilst ensuring full Covid security.

“My deepest thanks go to all the activity providers and the organising team who have put so much planning and thought into their events despite the pandemic. Having spoken to them in recent weeks, many have said they are very keen to carry over their events and make next year’s festival even bigger and better.

“They can see that life will be a lot more like normal and we can enjoy ourselves as we should. After all, enjoyment is so important and should be at the heart of the festival.”

Councillor Adam Grist, Portfolio Holder for Market Towns and Rural Economy at East Lindsey District Council, added: “It is of course disappointing to have to take the decision to postpone the Festival, but safety has to come first.

“I know the team will use this time to look at ensuring that we have a fantastic Festival in 2022, and also doing all we can this year to celebrate the Wolds as a place to come, explore and get active, especially when we are able to safely welcome visitors again.”

The Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival is being developed collaboratively by a steering group of organisations, including: The Ramblers, Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, British Mountaineering Council, Heritage Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire County Council, East and West Lindsey District Councils, and North East Lincolnshire Council.

The Festival will run from 30th April to 5th June 2022.

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