The VAULT Festival – Early Closure

Ever since it began, White Light have been a huge supporter of the VAULT Festival. For the past eight years, we’ve supplied the complete lighting and rigging solutions for one of the UK’s biggest, boldest and bravest arts and entertainment festival. It’s also provided a fantastic opportunity for our apprentices who help complete the technical install on site. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Festival has announced it will unfortunately now close early. The full statement from the Festival Directors Mat Burtcher and Andy George is as follows:






Following the Prime Minister’s press conference advising audiences to stay away from theatres and pubs, we have had to make the decision to not open the Festival’s doors for its final week.






It is with broken hearts that we make this statement, but we know you will understand why. We cannot safely, nor would we want to, encourage people to act against explicit government advice. As of this moment, all future performances and events at VAULT Festival 2020 will not happen.






We are deeply sad. Nonetheless, we are going to work as quickly as possible to let each participant know how this affects them, and we’re going to work as hard as possible to minimise the financial impact upon our artists and staff. 






This will take some time. We ask for your patience while we do so, and we ask that you continue to treat each other with kindness, respect and love as we face this unprecedented challenge together.






We will be in touch with more detail, and a full press release & statement, as soon as we can.