Having finally got to a place where we were in a position to honour last year’s promise that Southern Fried would return in 2020, we’ve since been completely overtaken by events outside our control along with the rest of the world. As a result, it’s clearly not going to be possible to stage the festival this summer.

No-one can predict what kind of cultural and financial landscape we will find ourselves in when we emerge from the current crisis. Rest assured we will do everything in our power to bring the festival back, but can’t commit to anything until we have a clearer view of our new circumstances.

In the meantime, please enjoy this epic playlist of artists from previous festivals, which is part of our #keepgoingtogether daily blog of culture and community. Rest in peace John Prine.

Keep well and safe.

All the very best,

Andy and the Southern Fried team