MESSAGE FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR - SCOTT BUTLER
FRIDAY 8TH MAY
'TODAY IS OF COURSE WHEN WE WOULD HAVE MET ON THE PIER BUT SADLY IT WAS NOT TO BE. JUST TO SAY THAT MYSELF AND THE TEAM ARE THINKING OF YOU ALL AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN 2021.
IN THE MEANTIME TEAM MEMBER FIONA DAVIES HAS PUT TOGETHER A PROGRAMME OF FRINGE PERFORMANCES UNDER THE BANNER OF 'FOLK OFF THE PIER' WHICH YOU CAN ACCESS ON FACEBOOK.
I PERSONALLY HAVE TRAWLED THROUGH YOUTUBE AND FOUND VARIOUS CLIPS OF VARYING QUALITY FROM PREVIOUS YEARS WHICH YOU MAY ENJOY. YOU CAN ACCESS THESE ON THE 'WHO'S PLAYING PAGE. I HAVE ALSO RECORDED A VIDEO COVERING VARIOUS TOPICS WHICH WILL GO UP ON FACEBOOK AROUND 2.00PM TODAY.
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THERE IS ALSO A SPECIAL OFFER ON THE 2018 & 2019 FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS WHICH I AM CLEARING AT A VERY SPECIAL PRICE OF £5.00 INCLUDING UK POST & PACKING - PLEASE GO TO THE STORE PAGE TO BROWSE THEM. THE FUNDS FROM THESE WILL GO TOWARDS SETTING OFF THE COST OF THIS YEAR'S SHOWCASE AT SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE, THANK YOU.
PLEASE KEEP SAFE!
Important Festival Announcement- Wednesday 1st April
'I am delighted to confirm that the complete 2020 programme has now been transferred to 7th/8th/9th May next year and I would like to express my personal thanks to all the artists who have made this a reality in the last two weeks.
On another matter, many customers have messaged me personally to ask about the situation regarding their existing 2020 tickets. The message at the moment regarding the Pavilion Theatre box office is as follows below, thank you for your continued understanding at this difficult time'
Scott Butler - Festival director
'In response to the developing situation surrounding Coronavirus and following the UK government’s advice, CROMER PIER IS CLOSED and there are no staff available to take any enquiries until further notice. We have arranged for our ticketing agent to make refunds for all cancelled concerts up to 20th June.
However, Folk On The Pier and Cromer & Sheringham Opera & Dramatic Society's '9 to 5 The Musical' have both been rescheduled to 2021 so all tickets for these events are automatically transferred and valid for next year.'
Festival Announcement - Friday 20th March at 11.30am
The Pavilion Theatre box office manager has asked me to re-iterate my previous requests regarding your current 2020 festival tickets, therefore I ask everyone to hold back for as long as they can before contacting them please as they have a massive amount of bookings to deal with that have been cancelled or postponed as well as the festival. Thank you for your understanding!
2021 Festival Announcement - Thursday 19th March at 2.30pm
'I am delighted to announce that all bar one of the acts/artists I am waiting to hear back from have agreed to transfer their original 2020 slots to 2021'
See you there?
In the mean time, please keep safe!
Scott Butler - Festival Director
Corona Virus Update - Wednesday 18th March at 2.30pm
'As many of our our festivalgoers will be expecting and understand by now, it will come as no surprise that this year's festival is now postponed until next May.
Sadly I have received some criticism for delaying this announcement since the government's advice last friday, but whilst I can understand customer's frustration, I have held back in order to organise an orderly retreat from this situation. This has included carefully co-ordinating with the pier management company and also re-negotiating with artists featured in this year's line-up to which I have around 50% back in place in their original spots they were to perform this year. This already includes the Fairports returning to the Sunday night headline spot as booked for this year.
I believe I have been diligent in trying to achieve potential damage limitation concerning our lovely event for future years. If our regular festival fans are happy to transfer their tickets and their favourite seats to 2021 that would be much appreciated! The dates will be Friday 7th to Sunday 9th May.
It remains for me to thank you for understanding and wish you well in these difficult times.'
Scott Butler, Festival Director
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