FESTIVAL CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS
We extend our sincere love, thoughts and prayers to everyone and their
families at this terrible time.
With regret we confirm what many of you will have suspected - the
10th England International Tango Festival is cancelled due to Corona Virus pandemic.
3 weeks ago
we were on schedule and just about to go on sale. At the time the global and UK situation was nowhere near the scale of
today but we already had some concerns regarding health and wellbeing for all Festival participants, their associates and
the staff/students at School venue. Particularly since we had artists flying in from 8 different countries (including S.Korea
and Italy). We also know from previous festivals that attendees visit from as many as 10-15 other countries.
So we decided to hold off launching the on-sale window until situation 'improved'. Like many we were ‘hoping
for the best but preparing for the worst'. Like many, none of us can have imagined the scale of how bad the situation
has become or how bad the worst will likely still get.
We apologise to all of our wonderful loyal
dancers and the many new ones planning to join us from across UK and Europe. We truly value your support, patience and understanding.
We hope by holding off from going ‘on-sale' we have avoided too much difficulty and complexity for you.
We thank the many wonderful Artists and Maestros booked to attend from all over the world. As ever, you have been gracious
and professional at all times. Plus of course we thank the wonderful people at Tonbridge School and in our partner hotels.
Organizing an International Festival is tough, cancelling is even tougher - but you have all been
We hope and pray brighter days will soon come. As maestro Gavito famously said ‘Tango
Tango has survived many hardships and will always come back strong. Eventually the clouds
will lift, ‘Happy Tango' will return and we will all hug again - even closer.
please take care of yourselves and each other.
The England International Tango Festival