MGLive! plans on hold until 2021

13th June 2020

In response to constantly evolving information from UK Government regarding social distancing guidelines for public spaces and after extensive discussions with our venue and partners, the MG Car Club has been forced to reconsider any postponement dates for MGLive! in 2020.

It has become clear that it will not be possible to run an event on the scale of MGLive! this year and so instead, the MG Car Club will focus on planning for a fantastic weekend event for 2021.

The MG Car Club is committed to following UK Government advice on events and public spaces. Current public health advice suggests that we will be required to observe strict social distancing measures and limits on the numbers of people gathering, for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, with such a packed calendar of motorsport events for venues such as Silverstone to fit into the remainder of the year, the re-scheduling of MGLive! for a date that would deliver the sort of event our members and visitors expect and deserve, is not possible.

Also, motorsport is to be run behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, with no spectators allowed.

For accommodation booked in nearby Hotels, attendees should contact their accommodation provider and share this announcement with them in order to negotiate a refund.

For those who booked advance tickets or trade exhibitor pitches, bookings will be rolled over to 2021 and the prices paid for this year’s event held for next year’s. The MG Car Club will be contacting all advance purchase ticket holders and exhibitors over the coming weeks with more details on your ticketing options. However, please be patient as we work our way through the bookings.

Adam Sloman, General Manager of the MG Car Club explained:

It has been a tremendously difficult and challenging time and whilst we had great ambitions of running MGLive! at some point later in the year, but the impact of the circumstances that we are all being presented with, have conspired to make that impossible. The well-being of club members and show visitors is of paramount importance to us.

I would like to thank the team at Silverstone, for doing all they could to try and accommodate us and also to all our partners, exhibitors and visitors for their patience and support. We will now take this time to work on plans for MGLive! next year to ensure that we all get to enjoy the most fantastic event the MG Car Club has ever seen in its 90-year history. We will all need a really good party by then!

Our #VirtualMGShow continues however over at www.photos.mgcarclub.co.uk so, if you have not yet shared your photo with us and exhibited your MG on our ‘Virtual Show Field’ then please do. The MG Car Club will be announcing the dates and full information on the future of MGLive! for 2021 through the MG Car Club website, Safety Fast Magazine and our social media channels. We will be aiming for a return to one of our traditional June dates next year.