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WESTFEST BIG SUNDAY 2020

A message from the chairperson.

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that this year’s Westfest Big Sunday at Magdalen Green has been cancelled.

We on the committee have been keeping a watch over the situation since the coronavirus pandemic began and we have suspected for a while now that our fabulous event would, like every other public event, be affected.

All the committee members had continued performing their various roles in isolation though and preparations were all but completed for this year’s festival on Sunday, June 7, so we were hoping that we could simply postpone the party until later in the summer when the situation had possibly improved.

However, with the current lockdown and the advice from the authorities that things would probably not get back to normal for several months, we held an online committee meeting where it was unanimously agreed to sadly cancel this year’s Big Sunday – made all the more disappointing as this is 10th anniversary of Westfest.

This decision wasn’t taken lightly and we have taken the time following the decision to notify our suppliers and partners of this decision prior to this announcement.

We are overwhelmed with the reaction from many of the stall holders who had paid deposits in anticipation of this year’s event, who have advised us to hold onto them for next year.

The Westfest committee won’t be resting entirely though, as we have some plans to hold a couple of other events later in the year and we are currently carrying out some early preparatory work and due diligence into them.

We will then look to start planning next year’s Big Sunday and we can all have a big party on Magdalen Green once again.

I would like to add that everyone associated with Westfest wants to pay tribute to the doctors, nurses, health and social care professionals on the front line and to everyone else still working to keep the country going.

Our hearts also go out to those who have been directly affected by this pandemic. Keep safe everyone.

About Westfest

The 11th Westfest Big Sunday will return to Magdalen Green in 2021, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the west end community and the city. With over 13,000 people attending throughout 2018, Westfest Big Sunday is one of the biggest free family events in Scotland run by volunteers.

 

You can expect all the attractions of a cultural arts and music event plus so much more. Free community sports, free children's activities, army and fire brigade demonstrations, charity stalls, an abundance of craft and food stalls, a funfair, and hopefully some Dundee sunshine will be there for all to enjoy.

 

Music plays a big part in the event too, featuring a mix of rock, soul, funk, ska and folk music by local talent, our own battle of the bands winner and a selection of local DJs throughout the day.

 

The event is organised exclusively by local volunteers and we are always looking for new committee members with fresh ideas for how to develop the event. If you feel this is something you would like to be involved in please get in touch. 

Contact Westfest

(Please note that all stalls are now filled for 2019. Please register your interest for next years event from July onwards)

Martin Hay

Chairman

(Event Management & Licensing)

Greig Thomson

Vice-Chairman

(Event Management, Media & PR)

Harrison Frame

Treasurer

(Finance, Fundraising & Sponsorship)

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