Stonedead 2020 Postponed Until 2021

Stonedead 2020 Rescheduled to 2021, the following statement has been issued:

Hello Stonedeaders,

The news we’ve all probably been expecting, but dreading, is here. As much as it pains every single member of the crew we are going to be unable to deliver Stonedead 2020 under current Government guidelines. We are postponing the show until 28 Aug 2021 at the same venue with the same line up. The Stonedead Crew, from Festival Directors downwards, is made up completely of unpaid volunteers and we have tried to hold on until as late as possible for no other reason than to give the festival the best chance of going ahead.

Since the start of the pandemic we have been in weekly consultation with Newark District Council to see if we could find a way to go ahead safely whilst not compromising the Stonedead experience. Regrettably live performances are still banned; it is still illegal to have gatherings of over 6 people and everyone is still expected to socially distance and wear PPE . The Governments roadmap on when traditional live music performances can return has no timeline suggesting that these restrictions will not be lifted anytime soon. The recent re-locking down of nearby Leicester is another example of how unstable the situation still is. We will simply not risk the health and safety of the Stonedead family.

We will be back bigger and stronger in 2021. We have secured the same line-up, who are all chomping at the bit to grace our stage in front of you all. In addition we are bringing in some extra surprises, as a way of saying thank you for your amazing and continued support.

We would like to invite everyone who has a ticket to rollover for next year and join us in a field for our most spectacular show yet. If you are happy to rollover, simply keep your existing ticket safe as it remains valid for 2021. This is the best way to support the festival and secure it’s future but if you are unable to make the new date, we will be offering a refund on the face value of tickets purchased. If you are rolling over, you will also receive a 2021 ticket stub on the gate to add to your collection.

For information on refunds go to:

Refunds will be available until the 18th of July 2020. To process a refund we will require all tickets and passes to be returned.

In has been a hugely disappointing time for all of us and an extremely difficult decision to make but we are certain it is the right one. We are also certain that the Stonedead family will understand the reasoning behind it and continue to support us going forward. Here’s looking forward to seeing you all for our best show yet on 28 Aug 2021.

Any questions please email

See you at the bar in 2021

Your Stonedead Production Crew