Thursday, 25 June 2020

Newcastle festival (30 Sept - 4 Oct) postponement

It survived longer than all the others but now the Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music (30th September - 4th October) has now also been cancelled as well. Wes Stephenson the festival director had hoped that the situation would have eased sufficiently to allow it to proceed but that isn't the case. It's sad to see because before the pandemic the festival programme was near fully and was as ambitious as that of the previous three editions. Roll on 2021!

This now means all the live elements of northern jazz festivals have been cancelled, up to the Hull Winter Edition (13-15 Nov). Beyond that the next live festival event is the revised Scarborough Jazz festival  at Scarborough Spa to the weekend of 12-14 February 2021. Marsden Jazz festival are also planning some on line events instead of their festival weekend in October.

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