Vault Festival announces cancellation due to Covid concerns

A festival featuring more than 600 events including comedy, theatre and cabaret has been cancelled due to Covid.

Vault Festival was set to take place in venues across Waterloo from January 25 to March 20 next year.

Organisers Andy George and Adam Gray said: “We have worked non-stop over the past 21 months to  recover from the devastation caused by the lost week of 2020’s Festival and the full postponement of  2021. 

“VAULT Festival 2022 was set to be our most exciting festival to date, marking our tenth  anniversary year. 

“The challenges posed by Covid-19 have always been at the forefront of our  preparations and we’ve undertaken extensive scenario planning in order to be able to deliver a safe,  welcoming, and celebratory event that could overcome them. 

“It is therefore with broken hearts that we make this statement.”

Highlights of the festival were to include two-person play Please Do Not Touch by Birmingham poet laureate Casey Bailey and The Silver Bell from Irish writer Alan Flanagan, which explores grief and the desperation we feel to get back the ones we love, even if we really know that that’s not possible.




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