March 24, 2020 admin

A message from TMF in response to COVID-19

TMF-ers,

It is with a very heavy heart that we must confirm that Tiree Music Festival 2020 will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Up until the past few days we were still in strong hope that we would progress with TMF2020 as planned however with the impact of the pandemic on the travel operators to the island and the uncertainty around restrictions on gatherings and events, this sadly means it will be impossible to plan and manage the audience numbers that attend the event.

As always, our priority is ensuring TMF is a safe, family-friendly event and sadly this can’t be guaranteed under the current restrictions.

After an incredible 10th anniversary event we didn’t think your support could be any stronger but to see a record sellout of the 2020 festival by November 2019 once again highlighted why our small Scottish festival has the best audience in the world.

So our commitment to those that purchased tickets is that their ticket automatically transfers to TMF2021 that will be held on 9th to the 11th July. By committing to the 2021 festival you are ensuring TMF survives and can continue the legacy of the first 10 years – our heartfelt thanks to all that are able and willing to do so.

Should you not be able to make 2021 and wish to request a refund on your 2020 ticket please contact office@tireemusicfestival.co.uk with your name and ticket order ID so we can get this processed by Eventbrite.

We please ask for patience on these refund requests as this is obviously an exceptional situation that has rocked our event and the entire world to their knees. We have no full-time staff at TMF so it will take us considerable time to manage all the administration on top of negotiating existing contracts, deposits, sponsors, etc. All refund requests must be received by 5pm on Friday 24th April 2020.

The local community is at the heart of our festival so, from our community to yours, we are wishing you all good health.

Thank you for continuing to support our wee island festival. Stay safe and we can’t wait to welcome you back to Tiree in 2021

Team TMF x