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Comedy Festival CANCELLED

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Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th May 2020

Five venues: Cedars Hall, The Little Theatre, Tramways, The Venue and The White Hart Hotel

Visit theComedy Festival website for the full programme and to book tickets

Following the Government’s announcement on 16th March 2020, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, we are very sad to announce that this year’s Wells Comedy Festival has been cancelled.

We have been working hard for months to make the festival happen, and have been monitoring the situation closely over recent weeks, but given the most recent advice we feel the festival would be too much of a public health risk to go ahead, and the safety of festival goers, artists, staff, volunteers and the people of Wells must come first.

We are deeply disappointed to be cancelling the festival, and our huge apologies go to the people, sponsors and businesses that help make the festival possible each year. We realise that cancelling the festival will have a knock-on effect on everyone involved, and it is not a decision we have taken lightly.

Ticket holders will be contacted in due course via Ticketsource to receive automatic refunds. Please be aware that this is an incredibly busy time for Ticketsource, and with thousands of refunds to issue, it may take a little longer than usual for refunds to be processed – we (and they) appreciate your patience, and apologise for the delay.

As it will be in many industries, this is going to be an incredibly difficult time for the Arts industry as a whole. If you have the means to, please consider supporting comedians/arts workers in other ways. Buy their merchandise, give a donation, offer them work, listen to their podcasts, buy tickets for shows further down the line.

For Plosive – which produces the Wells Comedy Festival – one free and easy way you can support our work is by listening to our podcasts and not skipping the adverts. Our podcasts are here.

To the people that have supported the festival over the past six years – particularly the volunteers who give up their time for free – we want to say a huge thank you. We hope to be back, stronger than ever, in 2021. But until then, many thanks for your understanding, and stay safe.

Ben Williams and the Wells Comedy Festival team



Now in its sixth year, the Wells Comedy Festival brings some of the finest comedians in the country to the heart of Somerset. 2020's festival will feature over 60 shows across 5 venues in 3 days, with a line-up including Harry Hill, Robin Ince, Olga Koch, Angelos Epithemiou, Adam Buxton, Bridget Christie, Reginald D Hunter, Lou Sanders, Paul Foot, Mark Watson and many more.

Previous years have featured Stewart Lee, Rhod Gilbert, Alexei Sayle, James Acaster, Sara Pascoe, Joe Lycett, Bridget Christie, Omid Djalili, Nish Kumar, Limmy, Tim Key, Tommy Tiernan, Richard Herring and many more

Tickets for shows are on sale now from www.wellscomfest.com



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