Well there’s a turn up for the books. After looking like cancellation was a near certainty along with every other festival this year, the organisers of the roots festival Red Rooster have announced that the festival will go ahead from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th September. Set amongst 10,000 acres of parklands & pleasure grounds at Euston Hall estate in Suffolk, the 7th edition of the 5,000-capacity festival will proceed with “appropriate social distancing” and “now have three outdoor stages celebrating the best in Cajun, Soul, RocknRoll, Blues and Country.”
Festival Director & Production Manager James Brennan says: “We are working closely with our Health & Safety and Production teams to produce something that is truly magical without losing the spirit and atmosphere of our beautiful little festival. Over 60% of our audience stay in family group campervans which hugely helps us contain camping areas safely, plus by moving to outdoor stages only, we feel we can offer a safe environment in which to enjoy the festival. Over the next few weeks we will be putting together stringent new plans and providing detailed information to ensure the safety of our audience, artists and crew, which is of course of paramount importance.”
You can find more details on the yet to be confirmed full line-up along with ticketing over at the festival website here.
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