Keynsham Music Festival on the move

April 01 2021

Keynsham Music Festival is set to go on this move this year.

Organisers have taken the “difficult decision” not to hold the event in the Memorial Park because of uncertainty surrounding future Covid-19 restrictions.

So they are planning a mobile event instead – and are asking fans to save the date for September 5.

Festival chairman Mike May said: “As a volunteer organisation, we cannot take the financial risk of having to cancel due to changes in government rules after we have committed to purchase all the necessary infrastructure - not to mention our commitment to performers, crew and traders.

“So instead, we plan to bring the festival to you!

“Our hope for this year is to organise a Keynsham Mobile Festival - a procession of performances taking in as much of the whole town as we possibly can. There will be music of all sorts, dance, children’s entertainment, and circus performances.”

Mike said he hopes that those living on the route will hold their own family garden party and decorate it with bunting, as well as taking part in an arts trail.

“We desperately hope that social-distancing rules will enable us to stop at certain points on the route. In any event, we will be totally reliant on the goodwill of the Keynsham community to ensure that everyone has a great, totally safe, enjoyable time.

“In addition, we are hoping that we will be able to put on smaller events leading up to the big day.”

Further announcements will be made as plans are finalised.