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2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed cancelled

This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival are not going ahead due to coronavirus restrictions.

1 month ago
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Derek Fung
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The 2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival for classic cars, have both been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

When the pandemic spread outside of China around March, the Festival of Speed was provisionally delayed from July until late summer or early autumn, but those plans have now been shelved.

Tickets purchased for this year’s Festival and Revival will be “rolled over” to the 2021 editions.

If you have a ticket and want to obtain a refund, you’ll need to mail the ticket office before August 31, 2020, UK time. New tickets will be issued to everyone who doesn’t request a refund.

In place of this year’s Festival of Speed, the organisers will have a behind closed doors Speedweek event from October 16 to 18, and will be shown globally for free.

Timing for the 2021 Festival and Revival have yet to be confirmed. The organisers will issue “further updates around autumn time”. The Festival of Speed is typically held in July, while the Goodwood Revival normally takes place in September.

The Goodwood Estate is also bringing back the Goodwood Supporters’ Association (GSA) in order to bring in funds while its main source of income, events such as horse races and the Festival of Speed, will not be open to the public.

There are three tiers of GSA membership starting at £100 ($182) and going through to £500 ($908). All members receive a badge, windscreen sticker and a certificate from the Duke. Higher levels qualify for named plaques at Goodwood.

Holders of tickets to the 2020 Festival or Revival may use all of part of their refund to join the GSA.


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