VW Festival 2021 postponed!
It is with great regret that we are having to announce that this year’s VW Festival has been postponed to 12th-14th August 2022.
Whilst the government has set up a road map to exit lockdown, nothing is for certain and everything relies on the figures on June 21st. Some large festivals have confirmed they are going to be checking passports and / or testing their audience on the gate. This would be nearly impossible and very expensive for us to administer at the Harewood entrance.
We have spent a long time running through the different options of keeping the show going this year, but there are too many unknowns involved in the show being able to go ahead. The health, safety and welfare of the general public is our number one priority and we just can’t guarantee which government’s rules and restrictions may be in place by August. To add to the risk, no event insurance company will cover any Covid-related cancellations.
VW Festival is a large event organised throughout the year, by a very small team of hard-working VW enthusiasts headed up by John, Paul and Shane. The VWFestival team is deeply disappointed to admit defeat this year, despite our best efforts. Having missed last year, we were really looking forward to putting on the best VWFestival yet, but sadly we can’t take the risk and feel it would be irresponsible to do so. We want to make sure that VWFestival is here for the next 10+ years for you all to enjoy.
Ticket and trader information
If you have bought tickets to VW Festival 2020 or 2021, your tickets will automatically be rolled over to VW Festival on 12th to 14th August 2022. Again we have to thank all of our current 2020 ticket holders who have supported us and kept the show going by letting us roll your tickets over; this is genuinely appreciated!
The team would like to thank all our visitors again for their continued support, you have always been so loyal and enthusiastic, and this has made the decision all the more difficult. We would also like to thank our suppliers who have been very supportive in passing our deposits over to 2022. The show wouldn’t be able to continue without this support. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Harewood in 2022.
Paul, John, Shane and the entire VW Festival team.
Our dates for VW Festival 2022 > Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August 2022 - Be there or be square. Tickets will be available from September 2021