Rochdale Feel Good Festival, due to take place on Saturday, 22 August 2020, has been cancelled due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Councillor Janet Emsley, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, community and culture at Rochdale Borough Council said:
“We’ve been closely monitoring the situation over the last couple of months and were so hoping to be able to bring you all another fantastic weekend this August, but it’s become clear that it’s just not possible to go ahead. There are too many obstacles, too many risks and too much uncertainty. We can’t assume mass gatherings will even be permitted in August, but in any case, safety will never be compromised and in this unprecedented situation we couldn’t guarantee being able to deliver the full Feel Good Festival experience. I understand this cancellation will be disappointing for everyone, but we feel this is absolutely the right decision for the safety of all those involved as well as wider public health.”
The festival will return in August 2021, for a day of top class entertainment, food and culture with the date to be confirmed soon.