Staithes Festival 2021
At the start of the pandemic we took an early decision to cancel the 2020 Staithes Festival based on the nature of the village, the narrow streets, the small cottages and the lack of public space. This proved to be the right decision, though at the start of 2020 we never imagined the pandemic would make our lives so difficult and go on for so long. While we are optimistic about the vaccination programme, we feel there is still so much uncertainty about the future that we have decided we cannot safely go ahead with a festival in 2021.
We have no idea how things will pan out in the months to come but we feel sure you will understand that this is the right decision in the circumstances. We look forward, with renewed energy and vigour, to welcoming everyone back for a cracking festival in 2022.