“I am confident we will not need any more than 4 weeks and we won’t need to go beyond July 19th.” – Boris Johnson 

Although Boris’s 4-week extension of Step 4 of the Covid Roadmap has been a devastating blow to many, the reassurance and determination within his announcement that the remaining coronavirus restrictions will be lifted no later than the 19th July 2021, is music to our ears.

As we’ve stated before, we believe that smaller festivals, like ourselves, have a far better chance of going ahead and we’re extremely optimistic that restrictions will in fact be lifted by the 19th of July.

We would like to reassure our Gateways goers that we will in fact be launching our long-awaited family festival this August and we’re so excited to welcome you all to Aireville Park, Skipton for an amazing weekend filled with live music, an outdoor cinema, funfair, incredible street food vendors, bars, stalls & SO much more.

We’re following this unprecedented situation carefully and would like to offer the assurance that our site has the capacity to accommodate 25,000 people and we’re comfortable in the knowledge that we’re able to provide a safe environment if needed.

The amazing success of the pilot events, which are still being carried out, have been a huge step forward towards a life full of fun, laughter and one we’ve all missed for over a year now. Here at Gateways Festival, we believe that live events will have the power to not only provide some normality, but also bring people back together.

The festival season is still viable and we’re extremely bullish. We look forward to seeing you all this August. Stay safe and look after one another.

– Love from the Gateways Team