AS the year draws to a close, people start to think about their plans for next year.

The previous two years have been tough for everyone, but the hospitality and entertainment industries have had it tougher than most.

For those that enjoy events and festivals, 2020 was bare.

Then, in 2021, Cumbria's own Kendal Calling announced that they wouldn't host the festival this year either.

In a statement, organisers said: “We are so sorry.

“Last Monday saw the delay of the so-called ‘Freedom Day’.

“As Kendal Calling sits outside of this delay, we would still be in a strong position to proceed. But Monday also saw a less publicised delay; the release of the long-awaited research from the Event Research Programme (ERP) and with it, crucially, the publication of safety guidance on how we run events.

“Without this safety guidance, there are numerous aspects of the festival we cannot plan, and which could lay us wide open to last minute unforeseen regulations or requirements which could scupper an already built festival."

However, the 2022 festival is planned to go ahead.

The first 100 acts who will grace the stage in July 2022 will be announced on Monday, November 29,alongside a batch of final release tickets.

Weekend tickets only are currently available on the website.