Dear TBCMF family,

We hope you and your loved ones are safe at this time. 

As we begin to return to normality, it is common knowledge that we will have to learn to live and deal with COVID-19, so we are monitoring a series of additional measures to help protect the health of our customers, artists, crew and communities.

Your support has helped the event survive and enabled us to grow into our third  year. We look forward to welcoming you to another special weekend in the iconic Empress Ballroom and Winter Gardens entertainment complex.

Covid-19 Ticket Guarantee

For your peace of mind our Covid-19 Ticket Guarantee, that should the situation change and we are forced to postpone the 2022 festival due to Covid-19, tickets will be valid for the following year at the price you have already paid.  Alternatively, you can apply for a full refund.

We know the power of sharing the live music experience, but we must act responsibly in tackling the pandemic and the safety of you, our artists and our team will always come first in everthing we do.

With the festival scheduled for 2022 and guidance changing all the time, we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we can offer a safe, festival experience.

Safety Measures

We are operating under our venue partner The Winter Gardens, procedures. The venue is owned by Blackpool Council and it has already been able to re-open their business and has been awarded the Visit England “We’re Good To Go” industry standard. This confirms that the venue meets the government and Public Health Guidance on Covid-19 measures to ensure a safe visit for all customers.

Winter Gardens policy can be read here.

Your responsibility – Please do not visit the venue if you: 

  • Believe you may be infected with Covid-19
  • Have experienced symptoms in the last 14 days
  • Have been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days
  • Have recently arrived in England and government guidelines require you to self-isolate
  • Have been instructed to self-isolate
  • Face masks will not be mandatory although remain a recommendation
  • Although not mandatory social distancing measures are recommended
  • As a relatively small event and inline with the rest of Blackpool entertainemnt and attractions we are not requesting proof of vacination or test prior to arrival

Our responsibility – Our venue partner has introduced:

The new procedures include one-way systems, enhanced cleaning regimes, going cashless, protective screens and PPE for staff members. We will continue to constantly monitor the lastest advice from goverment and the local Safety Advisory Group (SAG).

Thank you for being part of our TBCMF community. We will do everything in our power to promote live music as long as it ís safe to do so. 


In the meantime, please stay safe and let’s look forward to the festival in Blackpool when we csn enjoy live music together and share the joy of listening to great song-writers and enjoy live performances from some of the greatest British artists from the country music and Americana scene.

Martin and Marina  (TBCMF festival organisers)

Last up-dated 19 May 2022