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The News We’ve All Been Waiting For…[Press Release]

On Monday night and the whole country was on the edge of their seat waiting for the announcement and none more so than the organisers of our summer events, hoping for some guidance on the coming months and praying for some positivity. Ed Faulkner, organiser of Tribfest Music Festival, was one of these people. Thankfully, the positive news that this country was so desperate for was announced and it has already had a huge impact in just 2 days with large travel companies recording increases of over 1000% in sales in just a few days. However, what does the roadmap mean for our summer festivals that are such an important part in our summer calendars?

Tribfest is one of the jewels in the crown of Yorkshire music events and has been voted Best Entertainment and Leisure Venue in East Yorkshire 2018 -2020 (Best Bar None Awards) and finalist for Remarkable Tourism Event of the Year in 2018 and 2019 in the annual REYTA awards, is striving forwards and hoping that they can supply us all with a much-needed weekend of fun on 19th – 22nd August 2021.

As an event organiser putting on a large-scale event such as Tribfest is ‘what it’s all about’ says Ed Faulkner but he understands the added pressures that are coming with it for this summer. ‘The safety of our event goers is absolutely paramount and to be honest it’s what keeps me awake most nights’ he explained. With restrictions looking to be lifted by 21 st June one can’t help but wonder what this will actually look like, will we still be needing masks and sanitising before each shop visit? Or will rapid testing be implemented more widely to avoid these things? It’s really anyone’s guess at this point but event organisers are now planning for the summer and are somehow meant to be able to predict this. The Tribfest team are planning for all eventualities but with such a limited budget due to almost no new ticket sales over the past year it is really hard. ‘We want people to come to Tribfest and feel as safe as they do every year so we will be following all government guidance and investing in whatever infrastructures we need to’.

People are definitely doing their best to get us all out and enjoying life again this summer but people should be expecting events to be a little different, how? No one is really sure yet but it is naïve to think that everything will just spring back to normal when we wake on 21 st June. Ed is confident that ‘Tribfest will still be a fantastic event this summer’ and he does not want people to turn up and be let down. ‘We are determined as a festival to better ourselves every year and 2021 is no exception.’ ‘We may be forced to make some small changes but we will do our upmost to keep the safe, family friendly and sociable feel that Tribfest encourages.’

A lot of festivals have publicly folded over the past year with many falling through the cracks of the government funding. Ed and the team have applied for lots of funding for the festival and so far apart from a few small bits we haven’t been eligible for much. We have made an application to Arts Council for the Culture Recovery fund but every single person in the events and entertainments industry has also gone for this so we just hope that as a smaller event we get our fair share. At the moment we are still relying on our fantastic customers who have been incredibly supportive and we have already started seeing an upturn in ticket sales which is exactly the kind of positive action we need!’ ‘The summer sun has started shining and hopefully this is a sign of better things to come.’

Festivals are so important, not only for the feel-good factor of the masses but they contribute billions of pounds to the UK economy and there are millions of people who depend on festivals for their livelihood. Studies have shown that for every £10 spent at a festival £17 is spent in the local area, money that is vital for our cities, towns and villages to survive. Ed Faulkner is well aware of this and explains that ‘the support we have received from the local people in Sledmere, Driffield and further afield is really encouraging’. Tribfest is now nationally and internationally recognised as a leader in their field and bring people from all over the UK and Europe to work and enjoy the festival alike. ‘We know how important our festival is to our customers and therefore we will do everything that we can to ensure a safe and enjoyable Tribfest 2021.’

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A sad day for Glastonbury but we need to keep the faith!

We’re gutted to hear that Glastonbury, festivals of all festivals, has been forced to close their gates for another year. But don’t shove your wellies in the loft just yet, we are still working hard to give Tribfest 2021 the best chance!

Tribfest is on a completely different scale to Glastonbury and we are lucky that we can put certain things in place to make our event as safe as possible.

It’s a long road but we will keep you informed every step of the way and we are always on hand to answer your questions.Thank you again for all of your continued support. Your positive comments and messages are the things that keep us driving forward.

Love Ed & Dempsey 💚🐮

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Thank you for your continued support!

We are now in our third national lockdown as a country and we want to send all out Tribfest family so much love! We’ve got through these times before and we can do it again.

Thank you so much for all of the support that you’ve given us throughout this difficult time.

Tribfest 2021 is looking to be one of the best Tribfest’s yet and we cannot wait to welcome you all back to Sledmere this August! 

Don’t forget we now have the option for you to purchase tickets for Tribfest 2021 and split the payment over 4 instalments. Making purchasing a ticket now more affordable than ever!

Take care of yourself and your loved ones in these tricky times. 


Ed & Dempsey

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❄️🎄December is here! 🎄❄️

Whilst things still look different for us all we hope that everyone manages to have a great festive period and why not add a little bit of summer into the mix with the perfect gift….tickets for Tribfest 2021.

We want to thank you for your unbridled support over the past few months. Unfortunately we haven’t been awarded any government grants over this difficult time and so we really need your support to continue into the new year. All tickets purchased between now and March 2021 will be valid for some tax relief for us which will help us to continue forward into Tribfest 2021 in the best position possible. So buy your tickets now and just in time for Christmas!

We have recently released split payment tickets which make purchasing tickets more affordable than ever. Save and print the image to create a handy Christmas card to present to your loved ones on the day.

Thank you again for your support, we can’t wait to welcome you all back to Sledmere in August 2021!

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Hope everyone is managing Lockdown 2.0, back on the zoom quizzes, baking banana bread and dusting the jigsaw boxes off again.

Some news that might help in what we know are difficult times financially for a lot of people. You can now purchase a weekend ticket for Tribfest 2021 and split the payments over 4 instalments.  Making it more affordable for those who may be struggling right now and just in time for Christmas too! 

The first payment will be taken on the day that you purchase the ticket and the following payments will be taken on 4th March, 4th May & 4th July 2021. The 4 instalments will total the full price of the ticket incl. BF + £1 onetime transaction fee.

If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact us or  and we will be happy to answer them. 

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So, it’s that time of the year when we should be making our lists for next weekend; realising we are missing a tent pole, frantically finishing our fancy dress costumes, making sure we have clothes for ALL weather conditions & getting ready for the best weekend of the year.

As we know this year is very different…BUT we know that you won’t let the Tribfest weekend pass without a party and we want in!

Send us all of your photos and videos of your Tribfest garden parties over next weekend to mark Tribfest 2020 we will be sharing them ALL on our social media channels!

Use the hashtag #wishwewereattribfest and tag us Tribfest Music Festival to make sure we see everything that you’re posting!

Don’t forget that you only have 2 weeks left to get discounted tickets for Tribfest 2021 just use SUMMER20 to claim your 20% discount on all weekend tickets. The code expires at midnight on 31st August 2020.


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Tribfest 2020 rescheduled to 2021

In light of the most recent update given by the government we have decided to bring this announcement forward to avoid any confusion.

It is with very heavy hearts that we write this message. Tribfest 2020 will not be able to take place this year. We have explored lots of options but in order to keep you, the artists, our staff, suppliers and emergency services all safe we will not be able to go ahead with the festival this summer.

Looking forward, Tribfest will now take place on Thursday 19th August (Early Entry) / Friday 20th August – Sunday 22nd August 2021.

We’re pleased to confirm that all tickets bought for this year’s festival will automatically be rolled over to 2021. Don’t worry; the barcodes will be valid for 2021 even though it will say the old date on the ticket. We’d love to see you at next year’s festival, so if you want to attend, no further action is required.

If, for any reason at all, you’re not able to join us for the new dates, you’ll be able to claim a refund on your tickets. We’re working closely with our ticketing partners (Tixel & Eventbrite) and will be in touch with instructions via an email from Tixel on Monday 29th June. As previously mentioned in our past statement we would ask you if possible to retain your tickets to ensure that Tribfest can continue in the coming years.

We have decided to continue the 20% discount offer on all weekend tickets for Tribfest 2021 until midnight on 31st August 2020, as we know that some people have suffered financially due to the pandemic. Simply enter ‘SUMMER20’ in the promotional code box before you pay for your tickets to claim this discount. Please note that there will be no further discounts after this for Tribfest 2021 tickets.

We want to send a huge thank you to everyone for your patience, understanding and messages of support in this difficult time. We promise that we will work our socks off to make 2021 the most amazing Tribfest ever. Tribfest would be nothing without you all and we can’t wait to see you back at Sledmere House in 2021.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to send love and thanks to all the NHS staff and key workers who have been working constantly to help us all navigate this horrible pandemic.

For now, keep safe, keep healthy and look after each other.

Ed & Dempsey

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We have a secret 🤫

Last year we loved the secret gig and got so much great feedback from you all that we thought we’d do it again! The act that we have lined up for you is the perfect Sunday morning antidote, we can’t wait.
It will be just what you will need at the beginning of your last day of the best weekend.
Who do you think it is??? We might give you some clues soon…
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