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Capers in Cannich is Scotland’s First Festival Created in Response to Covid-19

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Social bubbles can now book a new and exclusive Highland glamping experience.

One year on since the country first went into lockdown, Scotland’s first festival created specifically in response to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines is happening at the end of this month.

Capers in Cannich is a new exclusive outdoor glamping festival, with the first edition confirmed to take place in a stunning and secluded countryside site north of Inverness from Friday 28 – Monday 31 May 2021.

The Highland festival will allow people to experience live entertainment, fantastic food and drinks and a luxury glamping experience within a Covid-compliant environment with their own social bubbles and in line with all government guidelines.

Each bubble will have their own luxury bell tent and private garden space to experience the festival from alongside a corresponding private and safe space in front of the outdoor stage.

Organisers have taken care to put procedures in place every step of the way to ensure visitors can relax and enjoy the magic of a Scottish festival this summer in a safe environment.

The spacious nine-acre site, which could normally hold 1500 people, will be limited to just 200 guests to allow plenty of space for two-metre social distancing and each bubble will receive a welcome pack on arrival, complete with face masks, hand sanitiser, free bottled water and a wealth of information about keeping safe at the event.

An app-based table bar service will mean festival-goers order their food and drink on their phone and it is delivered to them directly. Glampers will be in for a treat, with everything from breakfast, dinner and outdoor bbqs to picnic hampers and afternoon tea on the menu.

Additional safety measures include, a drop-off service for any forgotten essential supplies required from the local shop, individual toilets and showers, socially distanced car parking bays and thorough and regular cleaning across the site.

The event booking system will also have a postcode checker in place to ensure relevant travel guidelines are met.

Ticket holders will be able to enjoy a fantastic line-up of entertainment from exciting Scottish artists, with mighty Inverness outfit Hò-rò, festival favourites Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, energy-fuelled traditional band Heron Valley and Moray singer songwriter Calum Jones all set to take to the Capers in Cannich stage of the end of May.

Capers in Cannich Director Karl Falconer (pictured) said:

“It’s a very special moment to officially launch our new exclusive glamping festival concept, designed especially in response to Covid-19, one year on from when the country first went into lockdown.

“The Capers experience is all about being able to relax in a safe environment, catch up with a small bubble of friends or family whilst observing guidelines, have a few drinks, some good food and enjoy the entertainment and the magic of a live event.

“Something we’ve all been missing.

“We’re lucky to have a wealth of space on site and by limiting tickets to just 200, we’re able to provide visitors with a safe, relaxed and a really special experience.

“As we move optimistically to the future, we hope this concept, based around booking in social bubbles, presents a way forward and gives people something to look forward to in the coming months.”

Sean Cousins of Hò-rò, said:

“It’s been an extremely tough time for musicians over the last year so seeing a new event spring up that offers the opportunity for acts to perform in front of a live audience in a safe environment, is a hugely positive and exciting moment.

“They say good things come to those who wait and we can’t wait to put on an unforgettable live show for everyone who has been missing festivals just as much as we have – see you in Cannich!”

Capers in Cannich is an over-18s event and will take place from Friday 28 – Monday 31 May 2021, with further dates to be confirmed.

Tickets are on sale now, please click here for more information.

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