The Enchanted Forest 2020 announces cancellation amid coronavirus concerns

The popular light and sound show in Perthshire has announced it will cancel this year’s event.

The 2020 Enchanted Forest won't go ahead. Picture: The Enchanted Forest.

The Enchanted Forest has today (1 May) announced the cancellation of its month long event due to the ongoing concern over the coronavirus spread and ‘unclear’ guidelines over gatherings.

Posting on their website, the Enchanted Forest Community Trust said: “It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that, due to the ongoing effect ofCovid-19, The Enchanted Forest Community Trust has reached the decision to cancel this year's event.“Alongside the whole world, we have been watching the situation closely as it develops and, while we had quietly hoped the ban on mass gatherings may ease off in the Autumn, it is clear to us now that the ongoing requirements for physical distancing may remain in place until the end of the year. That and alack of clarity surrounding the duration of the ban on mass gatherings means it is simply too risky for us to continue with our plans.”

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Set against the beautiful natural backdrop of Faskally Wood, organisers The Enchanted Forest Community Trust use Scotland’s premier creative talents to produce a world-class show, which not only boosts the local economy but gives to charity partners every year.

Dates and tickets for 2021

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of The Enchanted Forest, and the event is set to run from 30 September – 31 October.

The Trust said: “In 2021, we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary and we plan to use the extra time in 2020 to get very creative and to ensure that our return in 2021 will be full of the magic and enchantment that you have all come to expect from us as Scotland’s pioneering sound and light show.

Ticket holders for this year will be contacted to arrange a refund, and will also be given early access to 2021 tickets, allowing them to book before anyone else.

For more information, please visit The Enchanted Forest website.

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