Dear friends,

Unfortunately and against all our efforts, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the fifth edition of GALA to the Bank Holiday 29th & 30th May 2021 in our beloved Peckham Rye Park. We were hopeful to be able to reschedule to the end of summer but, as recent weeks have passed, it's become clear that even that won’t be possible. Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority and, with social distancing measures looking set to be in place for months to come, staging the same GALA that we have worked so hard to plan over the past 12 months, is simply not viable.

May 2021 is a much longer wait than we had all been hoping for but we are sure, when it does finally come around, we can make up for lost time together. Next summer has the potential to be very special and that's something we’re holding on to tightly in these challenging times. To honour what would have been our fifth GALA next weekend, we will shortly be releasing a series of artist curated playlists from some of this summer’s headliners, more info on this will be released next week and we hope to bring a touch of GALA to your Bank Holiday weekend.

We know that we are by no means the only ones feeling the economic impact of the pandemic, but we are appealing to those of you who have the means, to roll over your ticket to 2021, instead of requesting a refund. By doing this, you are supporting us, along with the suppliers, partners and wider network that all make GALA happen. As an independent festival we rely almost entirely on ticket sales, so a year without a festival is a year without income for our small, full-time team. If you would like to hold onto your ticket, you don’t need to do anything as we will automatically move your ticket on to 2021. If you feel you are unable to transfer and would prefer a refund, please drop us an email at hello@thisisgala.co.uk and we will process by the 29th May.

Thank you again so much for your continued support. Whether it has been allowing us the time to find a resolution or moving your ticket onto GALA 2021, we really appreciate it.

Sending love,

Team GALA