Regretfully and very reluctantly, I have made the decision to cancel SUTDA21 – to be held on September 25th, 2021 due to many factors from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic.
To cancel is not a decision I’ve taken lightly following the postponement from 2020. Yet here we are now – over one year on – into deep covid restrictions and impacts with many uncertainties around rules, regulations and laws for ‘large events’ within England and Wales such as SUTDA21 ahead of us. With these restrictions in force and with an anticipated attendance of 400 people in an enclosed hotel function-room as our setting, I cannot move into the next few months with the level of uncertainty that exists now for such a function.
I also am very aware as to the financial pressures and hardships that this pandemic has brought to so many people. 2021 and 2022 as a result, will be a time of hard decisions based on necessities over desires and I want to take this into consideration.
All these various factors have contributed to me making the decision now, early enough I trust, to diminish the personal impact to yourself as far as is practicable.
For those of you who have paid in full, I will return the difference from deposit to the full price of your ticket without question. For everyone, if the Celtic Manor will refund the venue deposit, £3k (or a percentage of it), then I will also include your non-refundable deposits (or a percentage return based on what I can achieve as a refund on the venue). (Please see attachment of receipts of deposits paid to the Celtic Manor and HQ Music)
For Sponsors of SUTDA20/21, I will speak to you directly over the coming days. For those of you who have paid their tickets in full, can you please email with your Bank Account details for the ‘balance’ returns.
Your safety and wellbeing is my priority.