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Published: May 14, 2020 | Updated: May 14, 2020

New date for your diary: Bournemouth Reggae Weekender postponed until July 3 and 4, 2021

By Andrew Diprose, editor

There’s disappointing news – albeit predictable – and good news.

The first-ever Bournemouth Reggae Weekender, due to take place this July, has been postponed until next year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

But the good news is that the dates have already been set for 2021 and organisers promise it will be even bigger and bolder.

So make a note now.

It’s Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4, 2021.

And the event, which is backed by Dorset Biz News, will be a big tribute to local NHS and frontline staff for their amazing work.

In a statement the organisers said:

It is with a heavy heart that we have reached the difficult decision to postpone Bournemouth Reggae Weekender 2020 to next year.

We were so looking forward to welcoming you to our 1st Reggae Weekender in Bournemouth this July.

Given the pandemic status of Covid-19 and the unprecedented uncertainty surrounding events we feel postponing the event to next year is the right thing to do.

Your health and wellbeing are of paramount importance and should always come first.

Though we are so sad not to be able to bring you this wonderful festival this year, we hope this difficult decision will help reduce the risk and not add any more pressure to our beloved health and emergency services such as our NHS.

We want to thank everyone for their continued support, our staff, partners, sponsors, traders, BCP council, local organisations including our cherished Bournemouth community and beyond.

What happens next?

New Dates

Saturday 3rd July & Sunday 4th July 2021 

Plans have begun to make next year even bigger and bolder with a big tribute to our local NHS and frontline staff for their amazing work.

2020 Ticket Holders

If you purchased any tickets with us for this July, you will receive an email by Friday 15th May 2020 from our ticket company Billetto giving you the option to carry over your ticket to July 2021 or a link to request a refund if you wish so.

New tickets for 2021 will be announced soon.

Partners, Sponsors & Traders

You will receive an email from us by Friday 15th May 2020 informing you of our next steps regarding stall fees.