It's been a while since our last update, because there's not been any news. The SkegMiniFest elves (and our one gnome) were underground, plotting, scheming and generally working out what we can do to put the event on in 2021.
 
It's become apparent that unfortunately, we can't.
 
Although we now have a roadmap to come out of lockdown, so many things could still delay each step. This makes it almost impossible to plan SkegMiniFest 2021.
 
If we make the assumption that all will be well and all restrictions are lifted in June (which is the only point at which we could hold the event), but something went wrong, we'd have to cancel again. This costs us time and money and it causes more hassle for the staff and our guests.
 
Even if it all went well, all the bands that support us and play for free would most be likely to be gigging - we can't expect them to turn down paid gigs after more than a year without income from live music, and the amount of notice we'd have either way wouldn't be practical for us or the bands.
 
So really we're still in a pickle for this year. We've got to stay safe, sensible and legal for a bit longer, and we just can't balance everything out.
 
To all those who carried over your bookings from 2020, we thank you again for your continued support and can assure you that whatever happens, you've paid for the next event and your bookings are secured. You do still have the choice of a refund but as we promised last year, if you carry over your booking to 2022, you will still pay no more than you already have for the next event.
 
Stay safe,
 
The SkegMiniFest Team.

SkegMiniFest 2020 has been cancelled

It is with great regret that we have cancelled SkegMiniFest 2020.

The current situation still brings us great uncertainty and there are so many aspects of SkegMiniFest that are affected even before starting the event itself.

Given this, and our desire to put on the best event we can, we've taken the decision that the 10th anniversary event which would have happened this year will be postponed until 2021.

We will shortly be contacting all existing bookings to see if people would prefer a refund of this year's booking, or to transfer their booking to next year. When the booking pages reopen, they will be for 2021 bookings.

Stay safe, stay home but stay connected.

 

 

 

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Thank you to the fantastic people who:

- attended, including our furthest traveled Mini from Exeter

- helped out with this year's event, like the muppets in hi-viz jackets wandering around all weekend keeping things running

- supported this year's event in many ways, including the local (and national) businesses who helped so much to keep our costs down - and sometimes at extremely short notice, thank you Screwfix Skegness!

The figure above is our best ever result at SkegMiniFest, and in the very near future we will be having a nice big cheque handed over to Macmillan Cancer Support.

As ever, we need a bit of a rest now before the organising of next year's event gets under way, but keep an eye out for the booking being opened for 2019!

 

 

Taken just before the last bits of SkegMiniFest 2019 were removed from the field

After many months of planning, frenetic (and not so frenetic) activity, the field is cleared, everyone's gone home and now we take stock of what just happened.

Rain, wind, sun; none of these stopped us and our guests having a fantastic weekend in Skegness. To be fair, while the rain was heavy it was by no means constant. There was barely any mud, let alone anything you could get stuck in (as you can see in the photo), so if you missed out because you thought the weather would be bad then tough luck.

We are still preparing the final total that will be going to Macmillan but that will be announced on here as soon as we're ready. In the meantime, we're also starting the planning for next years' event, and this is going to be a big one for us as it's our TENTH!

Thank you to all who attended, helped, organised, played, served, cooked, donated and otherwise supported. We'll be calling on you again soon.