We are sad to have to announce that the Trust The Doc Live Festival 2020 due to take place at the Amersham Arms on 4th April 2020 is postponed indefinitely pending developments in relation to COVID 19.
Demerara Records‘ Neil March explains: ‘It is with a very heavy heart that I have had to announce the postponement of the Trust The Doc Festival due to take place at the Amersham Arms on 4th April 2020. I have fought determinedly to keep this event alive and push hard on the promotion for it. But the past 72 hours has seen a significant acceleration in the problems relating to COVID 19.
A combination of people not wanting to risk attending events, artists pulling out because they have symptoms and are self-isolating, the risk of spreading the virus and news from all quarters of events being cancelled and venues closing their doors to the public has forced my hand. I feel like the decision has been taken out of my hands and there is no other choice. I will have to write off significant losses as a consequence of this decision but the losses would have been considerably more damaging if I had attempted to go ahead. Even then it is possible authorities might have intervened and shut down the event. All in all the risks of spreading the virus and the event being a disaster are far too great. I am liaising with Eventbrite to ensure all those who have already purchased tickets will receive a full refund.
It is my hope that the festival can still happen either at the Amersham Arms or at another South East London venue in the autumn. Most of the bands and artists due to be on the bill have already expressed a desire to be involved if that can be achieved. In the meantime I will post any significant news updates on the website and social media pages. For the moment Vanishing Point at AMP Studios on 2nd April is not affected but a decision on that gig and the tour date for Josie and Cholly at More Coffee Live in Melton Mowbray on 28th March will be made shortly. Their gig at The Oddfellows Arms, Hemel Hempstead on Thursday 19th March is on although the guest act In the Forest have had to withdraw due to COVID 19 issues. Tickets at discount price are still available until 7PM on the night of the gig here.”
Please keep checking this website and associated social media pages for more news. Also the Trust The Doc Radio Show (presented by Neil) goes out live and interactive every Saturday from 5 – 7PM (UK Time) and is available for a week afterwards by podcast and Neil will be keeping listeners informed of developments as well as playing a load of exciting new music every weekend. Listen to the show here. Listen to the podcast here.