Due to Covid-19 virus circumstances
ALL TICKETS REMAIN VALID for the New 2020 Festival Dates
New Festival Dates = 27th to 30th August 2020
In light of the current circumstances and the challenges arising from the spread of Coronavirus, the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2020 will take place this year, however it will do so on NEW dates and will now take place between 27th and 30th August 2020.
We are pleased that we are proceeding with the Festival and rescheduling 3 months later is at this moment the best course of action in the interest of Public Safety. We seek your support in continuing your planned participation in Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2020. We are making the change in the interest of Public Safety & Health. The advice that we as a voluntary organisation has received, is to move the Festival to later in the Summer and maintain our intention to commemorate Rory's music and legacy in this 25th Anniversary year, in his birthplace of Ballyshannon.
We have worked with all our acts / bands / performers to retain all our acts bar one (Walter Trout Band) on our line up and we fully expect to present a terrific 18th Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival between 27th - 30th August 2020 in Ballyshannon. The Festival content and format will remain the same with the Headline Concerts on 28th, 29th & 30th August 2020 and we will retain all our Free to view street gigs, Pub gigs, exhibitions as planned with 30 Acts set to perform on 15 Stages over 4 Days.
Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival is a voluntary organised event and this will be the 18th year the festival is staged in Rory's birthplace of Ballyshannon between 27th – 30th August 2020. We are doing everything possible at this challenging and difficult time to ensure we once again host the Festival in what is a Special 25th Anniversary year since Rory's sad passing. We have commitments from the leading Festival Big Top acts announced that they will appear on the new dates with confirmation of appearance from HORSLIPS, BAND OF FRIENDS, ERIC GALES & HIS BAND (USA), GRAND SLAM, SINNERBOY, PAT McMANUS BAND, ERIC BELL BAND, JOHNNY GALLAGHER & BOXTIE, RICHIE MALONE ALL-STARS, CROW BLACK CHICKEN, FRESH EVIDENCE and many more as listed previously. The only act unfortunately that is unable to appear on these new dates will be Walter Trout & His Band, but no doubt we will have Walter and the lads back with us in 2021. However, we will be announcing worthy replacements very soon for this August !!!
TICKETS ALREADY PURCHASED REMAIN VALID FOR NEW DATES
As regards Tickets purchased for our Big Top Concerts -
All tickets purchased will be valid for the new dates between 27th and 30th August 2020
* Tickets issued both physically dispatched and Print at Home (E-Tickets) will be valid for the Big Top Concerts as purchased
* Tickets purchased for the Official Festival Campsite and for the Festival Campervan Park will also remain valid
As Regards refunds, we are making refunds available for the next 28 day period up until 17th April 2020 for anybody who would like a refund but in doing so we would also appeal to everybody to make every effort and support our efforts in staging the Rory Gallagher Festival 2020 and join us for the even
All Tickets Purchased remain valid for the new dates and Ticket Refunds will apply as follows –
If you have purchased your ticket(s) for Concerts, Camping and / or Campervan Park via the Official Festival website Shop and have received your Tickets in the Post – they remain valid and should you wish to refund these tickets – then please return by post to the following address within the 28 day period from the date of receiving this email and we will cancel the tickets and then process refund funds to your Account or Pay Pal -Address --- Rory Gallagher Festival Office, East Port Road, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Once the order has been refunded, please allow 3 - 5 working days for the funds to appear on your card / account. Please note, all booking/postage fees are non-refundable
OPTION ALSO TO HOLD YOUR TICKETS FOR 2021 FESTIVAL (next year instead)
If you wish to retain your Tickets for next year ie the 2021 Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival, then please contact us by Email and we can arrange this for next year. This will help support Festival. To renew your current tickets for 2021 Tickets - Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased that we are able to bring Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2020 to you, and while this has been a very difficult decision to reschedule, we believe that it is the correct decision now, so that festival attendees can make the necessary arrangements early rather than leaving this decision closer to the time, which would not be fair. It is 70 days from today to what would have been the start of the original Festival date, hopefully by us taking this decision to defer and giving 70 days notice that it will be helpful in amending travel / accommodation arrangements. Instead, as of today it is now 163 days to the start of Rory Gallagher International Festival 2020 - new dates 27th - 30th August 2020.
While deferring / postponing the Festival has significant cost implications, we could not continue to invest in the original planned May Festival when a possible / likely forced cancellation at short notice would be financially devastating to everybody. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you understand that this is due to circumstances unforeseen and beyond our control. We thank you all in advance for your support in this decision and look forward to welcoming you to Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland for Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2020 taking place from 27th to 30th August 2020.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody that has bought tickets, thank our sponsors, our volunteers and all our bands / acts / performers and to everybody who are supportive and understanding during this time. Stay safe and we hope to see you all in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland between 27th & 30th August 2020
In this difficult time for everybody and for music, events and a voluntary organised festival such as the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival, if you feel you are able to donate to support the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival we would greatly appreciate it. This is to protect the future of the festival and help us to defray costs incurred in rescheduling the festival, then please donate by clicking button here