The festival will not return until 2021.
Joining the long list of 2020 festivals that have faced cancellations this year, BST Festival has announced that it will not be going ahead this July.
Confirming the news in a statement across their social media channels, the organisers have confirmed that they have “concluded” this was the only possible outcome for them, with the safety of staff and fans playing a part in the decision.
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It is with a heavy heart that we have decided not to go ahead with BST Hyde Park 2020. Please read our full statement above or via the link in our bio. Sending you all love and positivity during these difficult times. Look after yourselves, stay safe, and see you next year.
The statement reads: “After closely following government actions and statements during the COVID 19 pandemic, as well as consulting with our partners The Royal Parks and wider agencies, we have concluded that this is the only possible outcome.
Continuing: “In addition to the government rightly enforcing a prolonged period of social isolation, we would not want to place any extra strain on the emergency services, who we are lucky enough to have working with us at our events. We have the utmost respect for them and wish to express our admiration for their dedication and professionalism, which is proving so vital at this time.”
The statement continues to confirm that the festival plans to return next year, however, there is no confirmation as to whether any of the 2020 acts will be carried over into next year’s line-up.
This year’s festival was scheduled to take place across two weekends in July, with confirmed acts including Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Gwen Stefani and more.
[Featured image: BST Hyde Park]