The uncertainty surrounding the wider recovery from Covid-19 has made the planning of a festival near-impossible, and coupled with the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on South Cumbria, we feel the staging of a live festival this year would not be the right thing to do, as such all Aerial live events in 2020 will no longer be going ahead.
Full refunds are available from your ticket provider; any unclaimed refunds will be donated to local food banks.
Aerial was never meant to be a festival in the traditional sense, it is intended to be a platform to support artists inspired by the social, cultural and natural history of the South Lakes and Cumbria. Aerial is a place of experimentation and self-expression with a very clear focus on the new.
We will continue to do just that by presenting our programme online, not in an attempt to recreate a remotely enjoyed ‘festival experience’, but to do what Aerial was created to do – work with artists in order to help them realise their ideas. We will present this collection of new work online, for free, from the last weekend of September.
Expect new commissions and collaborations from Hayden Thorpe, a TV mini-series from Lone Taxidermist, a 24hr live stream from The Da-Dark Outside, new work from Caught By The River, Richard King (The Lark Ascending), Corbel Stone Press, and an ambitious international collaboration between Aerial, The Quietus, The Willowherb Review and The Wordsworth Trust inspired by the legacy of Wordsworth and the tumultuous events of 2020… plus loads of surprises.
All new commissions will be online from Saturday 26th September.