The Creative Royston Management Committee met last night, Tuesday 2nd June, and decided that it would no longer be possible to hold a festival following the usual format. Royston MusicFest will be affected by this but there may still be a chance that some live gigs will take place instead of, or possibly as well as, an online version. Watch this space in the coming weeks for more information.
A full statement on the current status of Royston Arts Festival can be found on that website http://www.creativeroyston.org/.
In the meantime, beginning Saturday 2nd May  2020, a Royston MusicFest “CD of the Week” will be chosen and purchased. The purpose is to provide a small bit of support to (primarily MusicFest) musicians during the corona virus lockdown period, until at least the folk clubs start opening again. If anyone wishes to join in this initiative they will be most welcome and their “CD of the Week” will also be publicised on this website and the Royston MusicFest Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
The “CD of the Week” for 2nd May is ‘From the Shadows’ by Chris Fox. You can see a video of ‘Tinseltown’ taken from the album using this link  and purchase the CD by following this link to Chris’ website.
The “CD of the Week” for 9th May is ‘Weather Beaten’ by Katie Spencer. You can see a video of the title track using this link  and purchase the CD by following this link to Katie’s website.
The “CD of the Week” for 16th May is ‘Never Enough’ by John Meed. You can see a video of the title track using this link  and purchase the CD by following this link to John’s website.
The “CD of the Week” for 23rd May is ‘Drunken Generation’ by Black Scarr. You can see a video of the title track using this link  and purchase the CD by following this link to Black Scarr’s website.
The “CD of the Week” for 30th May is ‘Songs From The Seasons’ by Joshua Burnell and his Band. You can see a video of the opening track using this link  and purchase the CD by following this link to Joshua’s website.
The “CD of the Week” for 6th June is ‘Hide and Hair’ by The Trials of Cato. You can see a video of one track ‘Tom Paine’s Bones’ using this link   (plus there are others in the MusicFest Artists Playlist) and purchase the CD by following this link to The Trails of Cato website.
Stay well and keep checking this or the festival website for the latest news.
Best wishes from Carl and all at CRMC.