We are deeply disappointed to announce that the Wild Roots Festival has been postponed to June 3rd-5th 2022. As a small independent festival, this decision is not one that we have taken lightly. Over the course of the last few months, we presented what we believed were viable proposals that would allow for the event to take place safely including, advanced Covid Health & Safety procedures and free rapid-antigen testing for all attendees. We were also in talks with the Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Gaeltacht, Sports & Media with the prospect of hosting the first festival camping pilot event.
However, as of this week, it has become clear that the Delta variant has become a viable threat to public health and that restrictions will not be lifted sufficiently by August. With that in mind, the department felt that a large camping event would not be appropriate at this time given the potential public health implications. We wish to acknowledge the help and support we have received from Minister Catherine Martin and her department.
The good news is that the vast majority of our musical acts have already been re-confirmed for the new dates and we are waiting for the last few to confirm. We will also shortly be announcing additional acts for the line-up. Over the coming months, we will continue to build our festival site in preparation for Summer 2022. We look forward, more than ever, to welcoming our festival guests to the shores of Lough Gill Co. Sligo, one of the world’s most beautiful locations.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sligo County Council, HSE West & An Garda Siochana, all the artists, performers, managers, agents, crew, partners, production companies, and the many people who continue to work alongside us to make our special event happen. More importantly, we would like to thank you, the ticket holder for your continued support of Wild Roots.