Hull Jazz Festival announces today (17 April) that it’s postponing its 28th Summer Edition from July 2020 until November.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to evolve—and following the guidance of government, funding bodies, artists and the wider industry – Hull Jazz Festival is moving its entire programme to the period 11th to 15th November 2020.
All previously announced headliners will appear on new dates in November, including David McAlmont’s Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall; Alina Bzhezhinska’s Hip Harp Project; Tony Kofi’s Portrait of Cannonball Adderley; Kate Peters Big Band the music of Ella Fitzgerald; Binker Golding’s Band and Orphy Robinson’s Allstars Astral Weeks project.
Further commissions, events and concerts will be announced over the next few months for an expanded November festival that will also feature appearances by Wendy Kirkland, Dennis Rollins, Filament Theatre, Vimala Rowe and Sarah Tandy.
Existing ticket holders will be contacted by the box office within the next two weeks with the new dates, explaining that all tickets will be automatically transferred. Customers will only need to get in touch if they can’t make the rescheduled dates, in which case they can choose between a refund or credit for a future show.
Hull Jazz Festival Director David Porter, said: “It’s important to us to honour the contracts of our valued artists and freelance staff. They’re our greatest asset and they’re now enduring a sudden downturn in their livelihoods. Our team has worked hard to move the whole festival so we can continue to share their inspiring music and welcome brighter times. Our musicians are keeping the world’s spirits high during this uncertain time.”
The full line-up and revised dates can be found in the What’s On section.