Statfold Barn Festival steps in after thousands of festival-goers left disappointed

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

ORGANISERS of the Statfold Barn Festival have offered to help out thousands of festival-goers left disappointed by the cancellation of another local event.

It was announced this week that the fourth outing of a Family-Friendly Festival which takes place at Dunton Hall had unfortunately been postponed for this year.

But the Statfold Barn Festival has stepped in and is offering free day and weekend tickets to any children whose families had booked for the Festival at Dunton Hall.

Tamworth-based promoter of the Statfold Barn Festival, Alex Farrell, said: “It’s such a shame to see any festival cancelled. As a promoter, it’s never an easy decision to take, particularly as it was only a matter of weeks away. I can appreciate how much time, effort and cost is involved in putting on such a big event and it’s very sad for everyone involved.

“I have contacted the organisers of the cancelled Festival to see if I could assist in any way. I really wanted to do something to help out all those families – especially the children who have been left heartbroken.

“So, we are offering free child day or weekend tickets to those families who had booked to go to Dunton Hall. All they have to do is book tickets via our official website, not forgetting to also select the free child places. When they come just bring along the original confirmation from the Family Festival to swap for the free day or weekend tickets.”

The Statfold Barn Festival takes place August 9-11 at Statfold Barn Railway, Tamworth. The music line-up includes Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tony Christie, Boyzlife, S Club, Toploader, Kenny Thomas and Ocean Colour Scene’s Andy Bennett.

It’s designed to appeal to everyone and will also feature children’s entertainment, fairground rides, incredible street food and drink, and comedy, as well as plenty of other attractions for the whole family.

Visitors are being encouraged to book camping and glamping which will be available on site, while caravans and campervans are also permitted.

The festival is being staged at the Statfold Barn Railway, 1,000 acres of stunning, privately owned farmland, just two miles north of Tamworth.

Tickets for the Statfold Barn Festival are available on the festival website here.