The All Together Now festival has been cancelled for the second year running after organisers said they had “exhausted all possibilities”. Organisers are unable to stage the August Bank Holiday weekend event, due to pandemic restrictions. Taking to its social media page, organisers regretfully announced the cancellation.
Big acts such as Iggy Pop and Underworld were due to perform at the festival, with another fellow headliner in Sinead O’Connor. However, the cancellation was not unexpected as organisers faced a race against time to be ready in time amid the easing of pandemic restrictions.
A statement from All Together Now organisers read: “After exhausting all possibilities to enable the festival to happen this summer, it has become clear that despite recent signs of hope from the authorities, the current health restrictions make it impossible to make plans for the event to take place this August Bank Holiday Weekend.
“We can hardly imagine how emotional it will be to reopen the gates to the festival next summer and meet again after such a sad and long absence. We all need and deserve a festival to look forward to and we are dedicated to making All Together Now 2022 a special celebration.”
A call on the further easing of restrictions will be made by Government next week, as fears grow over a rise in cases caused by the Delta variant. A pilot, outdoor music festival is taking place next month at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, and Electric Picnic has been pushed back a month. However, other festivals such as Longitude and Forbidden Fruit have both been cancelled for this summer.
Over 20,000 partygoers attended the All Together Now fest when it began on Lord Waterford’s estate in 2018. The festival will now take place on July 29th, 2022, with this year’s tickets still valid for next year’s event. Ticketmaster will process their refund request via the ‘My Account’ section on their website.