Doune The Rabbit Hole festival postponed until 2022

The festival had been due to take place between August 12 to 15 at the Cardross Estate in Stirlingshire.

Doune The Rabbit Hole festival postponed until 2022 Doune The Rabbit Hole

Doune The Rabbit Hole festival has been postponed, organisers have announced.

In a statement, bosses said they were “heartbroken”, citing uncertainty over Covid regulations.

The festival had been due to take place between August 12 to 15 at the Cardross Estate in Stirlingshire.

It has now been re-scheduled to be held between July 14 to 17 next year.

Most legal coronavirus restrictions are due to be lifted on August 9 in Scotland, with people being urged to get both doses of their vaccination.

In their statement, organisers said: “We are heartbroken to announce the postponement of Doune the Rabbit Hole 2021 due to continued uncertainty over the regulations for events that will be in place in Scotland by August 12.

“We realise that this will be enormously disappointing to a great many people, principally our audience, but also the musicians and artists, traders, volunteers, the hundreds of people who we employ at the festival itself, and the businesses and residents local to the festival who will be missing out for yet another year. 

“The decision has been taken after every possible effort to put the festival on. This included a meeting on July 20 with Kate Forbes MSP, Scotland’s finance secretary, who has been most helpful.

“Since then, her officials from the Scottish Government‚Äôs Major Events Team, have been working with us and Stirling Council to try to save this year’s festival.

“However, while we firmly believe we could hold the festival safely, the areas of uncertainty over this summer’s public health regulation in Scotland remain too great.”

Earlier this month, it was announced that this year’s Edinburgh Summer Sessions would also be postponed.

It had been due to take place ahead of all legal restrictions are lifted on August 9, but has now been scheduled for August 2022.

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