FROM THE ORGANISERS - 11th JANUARY 2020
As you know, the organisers of Festival of Sound, the ground-breaking music and audio show, postponed the 2020 event in the face of ongoing health and economic issues impacting the country as a result of the Coronavirus CoVid19 pandemic.
The concept of Festival of Sound involves mass gatherings of people coming together to experience and enjoy the best in live music and premium audio products. Such gatherings clearly run contrary to official government guidance, and so we took the regrettable but absolutely correct decision to postpone the 2020 show, to give the country, economy and industry time to recover and find the way forwards.
This decision is doubly regrettable, given that we were forced to cancel the 2019 event in the wake of wider economic concerns around potential Brexit uncertainty. We were all hoping to deliver a superb experience to our visitors.
The consumer audio industry has repeatedly expressed a desire for something different and a break from the usual hi-fi format. Festival of Sound succeeded in its objective of bringing new people into the world of audio - its guiding principle.
Planning continues for FOS to take place in 2021, once the CoVid19 situation has settled, and business and consumer confidence levels return to a healthier state. We are actively monitoring the situation, and will make a decision in due course.
We are committed to the format forged by the Festival of Sound as a music and audio show, bringing together the three Ps of Performance, Production and Playback - taking the visitor on a truly wonderful musical journey.
Thank you to everyone who supported our first six years, from the Headroom™ Show that ran for three years, two instances of the Indulgence Show and of course the Festival of Sound itself.