Outfields Festival 2021 has been cancelled

Although no formal announcement had been made, it had been hoped that Louth’s Outfield Festival would be able to go ahead on Saturday June 19 this year.

The first Outfields Music Festival was held in Summer 2019. (Photo: Twitter: @Outfieldsfest)

Sadly, although still a few months away, the organisers have said that it has become apparent that it will not be possible to deliver the event under the current social distancing rules which will still be in force.

In better news, the festival has already been able to secure headline act The Neville Staple Band for next year, which will go ahead on Saturday June 18 2022.

Current ticket holders will be offered the choice of keeping their tickets for the new date, or having a refund. Any ticket holders will be contacted by their ticket providers shortly with instructions on what to do next.

Festival Committee Member Bill Cartledge said: “Once again, this will probably come as no surprise.

“We are all naturally disappointed as organisers, but most importantly for all our amazing sponsors and local festival-goers.

“With all regulations due to end on Monday June 21, it is particularly frustrating, but it would have been practically impossible to deliver the festival as we would like while maintaining social distancing.

“We are, however, really pleased to have once again secured The Neville Staple Band for 2022 when, all things being well, we will eventually be able to deliver a fantastic event for the people of Louth.”