Sadness as Stratford River Festival is 'postponed'

A well-known festival in Stratford-upon-Avon has been 'postponed'. The Stratford River Festival 2024 was expected to return this year after a four-year hiatus but will now not go ahead.

New dates still have not been confirmed. Organisers of the festival say the event was not able to go ahead due to 'unforeseeable operational and timing constraints'.

The event was due to take place from Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7. The River Festival attracts thousands of people every year to the recreation ground parallel to the River Avon.

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Visitors enjoy a range of entertainment including live bands, a parade of narrowboats, and a selection of worldwide street food. The full statement on the River Festival website reads: "It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of the Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival 2024.

"Despite greatest efforts, unforeseeable operational and timing constraints have meant that this year's event is unable to go ahead. We understand that this news will come as a disappointment to many, ourselves included.

"The River Festival holds a special place in the hearts of locals and tourists, and we share in the disappointment of not being able to celebrate alongside the community. If we can deliver this event in the future, this will be announced via our social platforms."

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