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Winter's End Festival moves to May 2021

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Winter's End progressive rock festival has announced it has moved date to May 2021. The popular event announced in March that it was postponing this year's event to next April as the impact of the coronavirus became clear but has now moved to accommodate the exact same line-up that had been due to play this year.

In a new statement, the organisers say: "First of all, we’d like to thank everyone for the huge amount of support you have shown us since we announced the change of date for the festival to 2021 a few weeks ago. We’ve had some very touching messages, and it’s been wonderful that nearly everyone helped with our request not to ask for refunds in the short term.

"Unfortunately, due to the logistics of working with fourteen bands, we’ve had to move the date of the festival by two weeks. It will now take place at The Drill hall, Chepstow, from Thursday  5th May to Sunday 9th May 2021. Our apologies for the date change – we had no choice. We are thrilled, however, that all the bands that were due to play in 2020 have signed up for this."

The line-up for WInter's End 2021 will be:

Thursday May 6
Seyes
Wilsher/Ford

Friday May 7
Subsignal
Red Bazar

Saturday May 8
Pendragon
Hayley Griffiths
Also Eden
Midas Fall
Last Flight To Pluto

Sunday May 9
Mostly Autumn
Solstice
John Hackett Ban
League Of Lights
Emperor Norton

Tickets from 2020 will be valid for the new event. Tickets remain available for the Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings.

"Sadly, we have not yet qualified for any bank or government assistance, so our financial situation remains as delicate as it was a few weeks ago." add the organisers. "Even more so, in fact, as bills still need to be paid etc. As a result, we greatly value your ongoing support in not asking for refunds in the short term, even if you know for certain you cannot make the new date. We are looking at a number of options and will be back in touch later in May with an update on this situation."

Tickets for Winter's End are available from the event website.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.