The team behind The Vault Festival has decided to postpone the next full, live version of VAULT Festival until 2022.

Taking into consideration the financial and safety risks brought
about by COVID-19 and that each festival takes ten months to create, the organisers have concluded that the decision is in the best interests of its artists, staff, and collaborators.

The annual celebration features a selection of the most exciting and boldest independent and grassroots artists,from all backgrounds, across all live performance styles. Organisers feel that they don’t want to risk artists to
begin expending time, money, and energy in creating new shows when the risks remain so unpredictable in an already precarious industry.

All of The Vault Festival’s income comes from ticket sales, food & drink, and fundraising. This means that it doesn’t have the margins to be able to ride
out a less-than-great festival, to implement social distancing effectively, and to protect their artists from exposure to increased financial and safety risks.

Festival Directors Mat Burtcher and Andy George said: “The prospect of not doing a festival in 2021 is daunting but our mission is now more important than ever. Our commitment is to continue working to provide an accessible platform that best serves our artists, audiences, and staff throughout 2021. We want to make our community, industry, and world more accessible, more inclusive, and more sustainable. We’re grateful to the wonderful artists, audiences, our team, and the collaborators who’ve made the
Festival what it is so far – thank you for your continuing support. We’ll be back, better, soon.”