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1 week ago
Firstly, we hope you are all keeping safe, staying indoors, and observing the social distancing recommendations as best you can.
This is the message we really hoped we wouldn't have to write, but due to the on-going situation throughout the world, and following recent guidance and instruction from the UK Government, we are left with little option but to postpone LeeStock 2020 until May 2021.
Ultimately, the health and wellbeing of guests, artists, suppliers and staff cannot be guaranteed were the festival to go ahead, and indeed we would be going against current governmental advice if we were to continue, as things stand.
The new dates for the festival will be May 29th and 30th, 2021 and tickets already purchased for this year's festival will automatically be valid for the new dates. Those of you unable to attend on the new dates will be able to receive a refund. If you purchased your ticket online, our official ticket agent Skiddle will be in touch very soon. If you’re happy to attend the dates next year, you do not need to do anything and they will transfer your tickets to the new dates. If this is not the case, their email will state your options. Please allow a few days to receive this email, as Skiddle are dealing with an unprecedented number of queries. We urge customers to wait for further information from Skiddle by email, rather than contacting their Customer Care team.
We have already enjoyed very positive dialogue with many of the artists due to play this year and are delighted to confirm that some have immediately re-confirmed for the new festival dates. These already include Ash, The Dunwells, Electric Six, Lucy Spraggan, Scouting for Girls, Space, Stereo MCs, Tom Hingley and Toploader - we are hugely grateful for the support of these artists in assisting us by committing to next year.
Whilst the postponement of this year's event will have significant financial implications to the festival, we intend for 2021's event to be better than ever, and to continue our fundraising for the Willow Foundation, with over £165,000 raised so far in Lee's memory.
Finally, our thanks go out to you; all of you who have supported LeeStock, and continue to do so. Without you, the festival literally would not be what it has become, and hundreds of seriously ill young adults would not have benefitted from the Special Days they have been provided by the Willow Foundation. We hope you can continue to support us by attending next year to help us to keep raising money for the Willow Foundation for years to come.
This Covid-19 situation is extremely challenging for all of us, but we will get through it. Stay in, and stay safe.
LeeStock Music Festival, 25th March 2020
Really sorry to hear this news - commiserations to everyone who had booked tickets. We look forward to Leestock coming back better than ever in 2021! Willow is incredibly grateful for the continuing support of Leestock - over the years the festival and its supporters have made a huge difference to the lives of thousands of seriously ill young adults and their loved ones going through some of the toughest times. Like many organisations Willow itself is facing some pretty big challenges right now - if you would like to support our work and make more Special Days possible, you can donate at www.willowfoundation.org.uk/donate Thank you so so much 💜
I’d like to donate what I would have paid for the ticket plus a bit on top
Absolutely gutted, roll on Leestock 2011!!
Inevitable as we all know. Superb line up this year and delighted you are carrying this in to 2021.
Gutted roll on may 2021
Kim Couvret and Steve Couvret next year it is 👍🏻😃 let’s hope scouting for girls will still be headlining 🤞🏻xx
Was inevitable, very sad but something to look forward to next year. So glad most of the artists are still going to do it next year. See you in 2021 👍 let's all donate a little bit to this wonderful charity....i have had experience with this charity first-hand they are certainly amazing.
Right choice, perhaps when it’s all over we should do something to raise a bit of money and try and bring joy back to the world.
It was inevitable I guess but the good news is that Ash, Electric 6 and all the others say they will play next year. I’ll keep my booking and see you in 2021 🎸🎸🤟🏻
Liam Horkan Lucy Jane Lisa Ford Hayley Withers Kirsty White Parkin Darren Theobald Mandy Theobald 😔
Beth Chelsea Burley Ellen Clarke Matthew Eastgate Tom Clarke
So sad to hear but understandable, we really enjoy this event, and look forward to it every year. Best of all its a great charity. Will be back in 2021 with our donuts. Keep safe everyone
Gutted but roll on 2021, we wouldn't miss it!!!
We will be there something to look forward to after these scary times x
Well done, don’t worry we’ll all be there in 2021 🎉🍻
Really sad but totally the right decision. Look forward to next year.
Alice Lily Flinn sad time but it's gonna be on my actual birthday!!
This is sad but it can’t be helped I want to cry for you lot because I know how hard you all work and I personally feel part of the extended team I am going to miss you all so very much Love you xxx
2 weeks ago
In light of recent events, we would like to update you on this year’s festival.
We are seeking urgent clarity on the latest Government guidance with regards to gatherings. We don’t rely on the support of the emergency services on site as a matter of course (unlike larger events) and so would appear not to fall under the targets of the guidance. Notwithstanding this fact, the safety of our patrons is of primary concern to us, hence why we are seeking clarity from Government, through our membership of the Association of Festival Organisers.
If the festival cannot proceed at the end of May, our options include postponement, whereby ￼tickets would be valid for any new date. Regardless of the outcome, we can reassure you all that in the case of cancellation or postponement, tickets would be eligible for a full refund, including booking fee.
We promise we will keep you informed as soon as clarity is received and a final decision is made. Thank you for your patience, please stay safe and look after each other. ...
Sam Freed and I have our Fingers crossed for you all at leestock.
Very optimistic, I think we’ll be on lockdown by then !!! 😢
Ian Simpson.. Fingers crossed 🤞 x
Thomas Payne Marysia Komarnicka Darcey Blake Joe Mason Andrew Yallop 🤷🏻♂️
Fingers crossed Lee stock
I am going to miss Leestock so much this year if it's not able to go ahead, wish you guys all the best x
Seems very optimistic to think it will still go ahead in May but I certainly hope it does. Fingers crossed 🤞🎸
Thankyou,hoping it's not cancelled we all need something to look forward to after all this x
I think it's very optimistic but really hopeful. Have all the acts confirmed they will still perform if the event goes ahead though.
Jo Boxall Charlie Bird
Really hoping it goes ahead, amazing festival x
Fingers crossed 🤞🏻🤞🏻
Tammy McSweeney Emma Duthie
First priority is limiting the spread of the virus - there’ll be many more chances for festivals!
Nicola Simmonds Addison
If it doesn’t go ahead fullstop, perhaps there’s a way we could run much of it online? We’d happily do our set live from our living room! Xx
Silver lining is I can make it if it's rearranged 🤞😂
Aww I’m keeping everything crossed it goes ahead x
Even if festivals aren't cancelled the amount of people there would be nothing in comparison. I don't think for one minute they'll go ahead 😡xx
Fingers crossed..... xxx
Hi everyone, Lee Dunford’s Mum here as many of you know this festive is in memory of our son. We too will be extremely sad if our festival doesn’t go ahead but of course there is a bigger picture in England at the moment. My heart goes out to all the people who have spent their own time organising these events and are now in limbo about what’s going to happen, especially my friends who organise Leestock as they do such an amazing job and we can never thank them enough. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that it will hopefully be able to go ahead🤞🏻🤞🏻 but I would just like to say, please keep safe and look after your family and friends and help anyone you can. A big thank you for all the people who come to Leestock every year. Xx
Emily Prior 💔
Madison Kerry Esmai loves the jelly cats 😂😂
The Turner Brothers...yes Leestock
Ross Creasey - lets go!!
Michelle Matthews the Jellycats are playing again ☺️
Gary Dakin Madison Kerry Michelle Jane Pennick Bailey Kerry
The Turner Brothers Liam Horkan 👍
Jo Cole - verdict?
Tina Pilgrim 👍
Looks good again 🎸🎤🇬🇧🍻🌭🍕🏕🌞☔
Kelly Gladwell Annelie Kent what do you think? Can’t tag the others!
Thomas Payne Kieran McLoone THE JELLYCATS BOISSSSSS
Can't wait 👍👍👍👍
Matthew Pearson Lauren Mann John Mann ❤️
Annette Francis Sharon Game the jellycats!!!!
Sharon Kitson. Full line up.
Martin Ruddock weekend tickets??
So excited to see that The Turner Brothers are coming back to LeeStock! Can't wait to see you!! 👍😎
Lovin that Alexis kings are back this year! Great line up
Gemma PorchCarl Francis
Are camping tickets totally sold out or are more released at a later date?
Jai Robert Groves shall we go on the Sunday? Xx
Bloody hell Ashley we might have to go!! 😜
Gay bar gay bar high voltage !!!! Mark Cutmore
Nicola Felstead xx
Sarah Kingsbury Donna Saltwell Sarah Evans Kerrie Learnihan I'm definitely up for this! Both days? Xx
I’m down with the Saturday like last time. Xxxx
Ooh Sharon Key!! S4G xx
Ohhhweee ☀️🎪☀️ Thomas // Bebe Jo // Chloe
Lindsay Botterill Megan Ruffell
Elizabeth Ballard. Sunday is the one
Stella Skillings electric six 🤘
Rebecca Tedder line up is cool 😎 electric six high voltage ⚡️
Matthew Bower & Charlii Bower very exciting 😁 xx
Billy Moulton-Day keen?
And now my little brother Mitch Scott too!!!! Xx
Alex Bullock Mark Bullock David Debenham Electric 6!!!
Carly Doyle space and ash! Remember Ash at V... it was mad!
Debbie Candler Terry Candler scouting for girls at Melford?
Zoe Goodall Kayleigh Taylor Louisa Attridge Marianne Bell xx
Claire Smith? X