As the days grow brighter and longer, it seems we can begin to see the light at the end of the very long and dark COVID-shaped tunnel with the rollout of the vaccine programme, the increase in immunity and the reduction in infection rates. Our minds are turned once again to the hope of festival days filled with music, friends and sunshine. We all recognise the value of the folk arts and live events in our lives and are committed to their post-pandemic revival.

Your loyalty and support, rolling over tickets and pledging to our crowd funding campaign, has enabled us to get to the next stage of 2021 festival planning. We are now able to focus on the future horizon with you – a loyal member of the Sidmouth Folk Festival community – at the heart of our decision making.

As such, we want to actively involve you in those plans and decision-making processes. We are aware that our collective confidence in attending live events has been diminished, and we want to know how you are feeling about moving forward from this point. We want to know what will make you feel comfortable in returning to live music events, what you need, what you want, what are your hopes and expectations for The Sidmouth Folk Festival 2021.

Please could we ask you to help us with this process by completing this survey relating to The Sidmouth Folk Festival 2021.

Your responses will provide us with practical, actionable detail enabling us to return as soon as possible and as safely as possible.

Complete the survey here.