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Riverfest, which was due to take place in May but was subsequently pushed back until September, has now been cancelled altogether. 

Due to the current pandemic and uncertainty of what lays ahead, organisers have taken the hard decision to cancel this year’s as “it’s not fair to put peoples lives at risk”.

In a statement released on Friday, organisers said:

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“We were hoping to move Riverfest 2020 to a date in September, having cancelled the event in May.

“Looking at the current evidence it would be unwise to hold a public gathering of this size at this time.

“Our charity’s aim is to help people and that is our number one priority.

“We wish to keep the public, our staff and volunteers safe.

“Thank you for understanding…”

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Riverfest aims to come back again in 2021.

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How odd that ‘some’ see it is not fair to put lives at risk, yet pubs, are seen as safe, with the effects of alcohol adding to the softening of fear over CV
Many more will die in the coming months now, as life resumes, until the next horror stats show the effects of such then back to square one.


Everything that brings in money has to get started. Or why do you think the schools have been closed for so long?


Good decision. Putting people before profits, very rare.

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