Bodfest survives coronavirus virtually


Popular annual music festival will take place using live streaming this year

You cannot keep a good festival down.   Even coronavirus restrictions can’t stop Bodfest taking place this year, although the festival will operate in a very different way to normal.

Organisers took the decision to cancel the field based version of Bodfest for 2020 back in March.   The event is normally held on Bodicote’s Kingfield, but all is not lost as plans are now underway for an online version of the popular music event.

Using the power of technology the musicians who had already been booked to appear in 2020 will be recording songs and these will be played out during the virtual Bodfest 2020 on July 11th.

The lineup for virtual Bodfest 2020 includes Katie Wickham, Mojo Mules, The Coopers, Theodore Lamb, Bushfieldsmith, The Shapes, Til Dawn, Supermousse, Uninvited, Catfish Creek, Seven O’clock Junkies, Keyboard Warriors and The Fuss.   The Warriner School’s Battle of the Band joint winner’s The Skeme and Velvet Sky will also appear.

Steve Cracco, Bodfest Secretary, told Banbury FM, “The Bodfest committee are very disappointed that the 20th Bodfest had to be cancelled but are looking forward to Bodfest’s 21st anniversary in 2021.

“We are so looking forward to bringing a Virtual Bodfest along with all the acts that were already booked for this year’s event”.

Funds raised by the virtual version of Bodfest 2020 will be added to the funds already raised by Banbury musicians for the NHS Horton General Hospital Charity.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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