Happy Christmas to you all! We hope you all have a relaxing time, stay safe and manage to share Christmas with your families.
Needless to say, festivals have had a hard time of it in 2020 and the events industry has been hit badly. Many festivals have already postponed for 2021 and others, will just not survive. Sadly, many artists, entertainers and food providers will not have an income this year. However, the good news is that Between The Trees remains determined to come back in 2021 and we will be putting limited tickets on sale after Christmas. Fortunately for us, over 80% of you who bought tickets for 2020 rolled them over to 2021 and this has saved the festival.
We diversified in the summer and opened the festival site up as a glamping site in partnership with Merthyr Mawr Estates. We only had 10 socially distanced tents on site. We called it “Woods and Dunes” and here are some photos of the lovely gathering.
We also launched the Between The Trees Sessions and, with the help of a small grant from the Art Council for Wales, filmed some music and natural science talks on the festival site. This little project provided some much needed funding for film makers, sound engineers and artists.
We really appreciate your support and we were astonished by the £750 raised by our crowd funder. You can still help support Between The Trees by visiting our online shop and buying a “we are nature” t-shirt or embroidered BTT patch. If you order by Friday 18th Dec we will do our best to get it to you before xmas.
Andrew & Dawn