River Festival postponed a third year to make way for Jubilee celebration - The Stratford Observer
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13th Aug, 2022

River Festival postponed a third year to make way for Jubilee celebration

STRATFORD’S popular River Festival will be postponed for a third year running.

Funding for the annual summer celebration will instead be used to host a four-day event in June to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The town centre event, which will be held across the extended bank holiday from June 2, will include a market picnic in the park on the Saturday and music and an entertainment stage.

Organiser Startforward BID says more information will be released about the festival in due course.

A spokesperson said: “We are working with LSD Promotions, Stratford Town Council, Stratford District Council, Stratford Town Trust, RSC and Escape Arts to make sure the town celebrates this momentous occasion in style.”

The River Festival has been cancelled two years in a row due to pandemic regulations and the ongoing uncertainty in 2021.

Prior to Covid disruption, the free family festival has been running for 12 years, with its last event attracting some 55,000 revellers.

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