Linton Festival Postponement

After much consideration, regretfully we feel that, in light of the developing Coronavirus pandemic, we have no option but to postpone the 20th Linton Festival that was scheduled for 3rd-5th July 2020.
All those who have booked tickets, including camping tickets, will have their tickets rolled over to next year. The ticket roll-over process will be confirmed in due course and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the 20th Linton Festival will now be on 2nd – 4th July 2021.
We will do all we can to secure the same fantastic artist and bands we were looking forward to seeing in July.
If any of this years planned for bands are unable to be at the festival next year, we will endeavour to replace them with someone equal to or even better. We are also in touch with all of the other contractors.
This has not been an easy decision to make, but as the Covid-19 situation has progressed over the past couple of weeks, and in line with government guidelines, we have two very clear reasons:

1) It is our duty to festival-goers and to the people of Linton and surrounding villages to act responsibly and in line with government advice and regulations with regard to public health. The recent advice on social distancing and the cancellation of many other public events means we have no option but to comply with advice. Of course, there is a chance the restrictions may have been relaxed by July, but it’s too risky to make this assumption. Organising an event of this size takes a lot of work. It would be too last minute and could jeopardise the quality we deliver for our festival-goers.

2) Putting on the festival involves spending a considerable amount of money upfront to secure bands/artists and various contractors. We need to manage the finances very carefully and if we fail to cover our outgoings it could place the entire future of the festival at risk. With festival proceeds going to charity, this is not something we want to do. With so much uncertainty around how long the Coronavirus situation will last, we don’t believe there will be much public confidence in crowded events such as the festival so soon as July. We are sure you’ll understand why we have made this decision and we hope you appreciate it’s solely in the interests of protecting yourselves, bands, festival staff and the long-term future of the festival.

Now, we look forward to planning Linton Festival 2021. This is when we will finally celebrate our 20th Anniversary and let us tell you now, we promise to make it the very best festival ever!

If you have queries or questions about our processes and decisions, please get in touch via our contact page <click here >

Thank you for your understanding. We wish you, your friends and family a safe time ahead. Look after each other and be responsible.

We look forward to seeing you next year.

Our best wishes from all of the Linton Festival Committee.

Charity Press Release 2019

Local festival raises £120,000 for local charities

It’s probably a little-known fact that numerous local charities and worthy causes have benefited from the funds to the tune of over £120,00 raised by the organisers of Linton Festival during it’s 19 year history.

“This year our nominated local charities benefited from a whopping £16,000 in sponsorship and donations raised by the festival.” Said festival chairman, David Lambert, at the official cheque presentation last week.

“Of course, we couldn’t do it without the generous support of our local business sponsors who help to cover part of our overheads and advertise in our festival programme.”

“Now in its 19th year, Herefordshire’s best loved 3-day music event took place back in July and plans are already in place for the celebration of Linton Festival’s 20th anniversary on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 2020 with an amazing line-up of acts to suit all tastes and ages.”

Linton Festival is a not for profit community event, run by volunteers and is held in the grounds of The Alma Inn, Linton near Ross-on-Wye, which won CAMRA’s Herefordshire pub of the year in 2018. It attracts thousands of visitors to the area from all over the country, and even parts of Europe.

Recycled glasses

With reusable plastic glasses this year!
Pick up your reusable plastic pint glass for £2.
Use it throughout the festival.
Return it on departure for a £2 refund.
OR put it in the donation bin and £2 will go to charity.
OR take it home as a souvenir.


Some maps to help find us and where things are on the festival site!

Guardian Review – Linton Festival 24-26 June

Guardian Review – Linton Festival 24-26 June

Suzi Quatro. Photograph: Picture Perfect/Rex Shutterstock

Basic but well-organised camping, spectacular real-ale menu, and a wide sweep across 21st-century angles on R&B, soul and blues – with indestructible 60s soul-swinger Geno Washington and his Ram Jam Band, Suzi Quatro, and acclaimed blues-rock modernists King King. The Alma inn, Linton, Ross-on-Wye

see full article here: The-Guardian


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We’ve done our best to ensure all the information is correct and it all works, but please treat it gently and if you spot any errors please contact us.

Work is preceeding on the line-up for next years festival.   We’ll have some returning favourites that you know and love and  some new ones that you will become fans of, we hope you will leave the festival wanting more!

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From all of the Linton Festival team.

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