Troon festival WinterStorm has been postponed with the scheduled date over the weekend of 27 November 2020 moved to the weekend of 26 November 2021. Details of ticket refund and carry over options are on the WinterStorm website.
A statement on the WinterStorm website reads: “This is the announcement that I think everyone of us – organisers, StormTroopers, bands and fans – has know was coming but it is no less devastating for having a long lead in.
“WinterStorm V scheduled for November 27th and 28th 2020 is being postponed and will return to Troon next year over the weekend of 26th to 27th November 2021.
“We have tried in the following summary paragraphs and the more detailed page links to outline everything that is being done between now and then. The summary is on this page; the details on each of the links and of course we will answer everything that we can through email and the Facebook Page too. So sadly here we go.
“When we mapped out our Road Map back in March, I think we all assumed that WinterStorm could go ahead as there were still eight months to go…
“Well it hasn’t mapped out as planned and even if there is some move towards live music taking place over the coming weeks there is logistically no way that we can with any conscience keep our November dates.
“There are question marks over venue, band travel, restrictions, local lock downs and to be honest even if these weren’t issues it is crystal clear that there is an underlying reluctance from you the ticket holder to expose yourselves to unnecessary risk – and that seals it.
“The road map highlighted a February option; we have decided against that pretty much for the reasons above.
“We have reservations about being able to run at full capacity and freely in February and the idea of going through this whole process twice is not appealing!
“So we have decided just to take it on the chin and move WinterStorm V to it’s traditional November weekend.
“We have been liaising with all of the bands regarding shifting to 2021 and as of today’s date we have receipt of confirmation of booking from 20 of the 22 bands scheduled to play this year and we continue to work with the four other bands that we were planning to announce for this year’s event.
“We want to try and get back to normality and for us that was announcing bands at the end of January had become our procedure. We shall therefore be doing the same again for 2021 – the full line up of WinterStorm will take place at the beginning of next year and as ever a full refund will be offered without question until February 2021.
“We are playing with extending the event for one year only with an optional third main stage line up on Thursday evening or into Sunday afternoon but this will only be after consulting ticket holders over the next couple of months.
“Full line up announcement – Sunday January 31st
“Refunds guaranteed until Sunday 14th February 2021.”