The Edge Festival Committee met in the New Year to consider how best to go forward with our festival this year. After seeking advice, particularly from Events Wales, it remained unclear whether large (over 50 people) live events would be able to take place this summer. Even if allowed, we were advised there was a strong possibility of restrictions, with some form of social distancing required.
This extra layer of provision adds significantly to costs. Managing a Covid-secure festival would include extra security, fencing and more. The committee agreed unanimously that in terms of both public health and our stretched finances, it would be very risky to proceed with the Edge Festival in 2021 and so we have decided to push back The Edge once again, until summer 2022.
We are very disappointed of course but will offer refunds to all ticket holders and food stalls, if this is their wish. The good news is that we have been supported wholeheartedly in this decision by the musicians and providers of our stage, PA, security and first aid. They have yet again, generously agreed to let us roll over deposits, enabling us to plan ahead. We remain committed to running The Edge in 2022 and can’t wait to welcome you onto the Maes.
The loss of two festivals in a row has had a significant impact on the finances of the Edge. We appreciate all the ongoing support the village gives us to ensure we can again get together and put on a mega Edge Festival between 29 and 31 July 2022.
A great way you can support The Edge is to keep buying Solva Gin and Rum. All profits go to The Edge, which in 2020 have kept us financially afloat. Thank you.