New date for Barcode Festival

Smiling girls at Barcode Festival

GroceryAid has pushed back the date of its popular Barcode Festival to Thursday 2 September.

This will give the industry charity more time to prepare in the wake of the national “unlock” date of 21 June.

The event – carried over from 2020 – was originally scheduled for 8 July. The date change follows “overwhelming” feedback from GroceryAid’s supporters. It also means Barcode 2021 will be run as safely as possible.

The venue, Magazine in London, remains unchanged and the festival will be headlined by Dizzee Rascal, Becky Hill and Scott Mills. All were due to perform at last year’s event.

A GroceryAid spokesperson said: “We are very excited about bringing our industry together for an event which thousands of colleagues eagerly anticipate.

“We will closely follow Government guidance and will abide by all necessary regulations to run Barcode safely.”