ORGANISERS of Chalfest have said that this year's event will go ahead, following the Prime Minister's four-step plan for easing restrictions, announced on Monday.

The volunteer led community festival, held at Chalford Hill, is set to take place on July 16 and 17.

A statement on the event's Facebook page reads: "Following last night’s announcement (and assuming all goes to plan), we’re delighted to confirm that CHALFEST 2021 IS ON!!!

"We absolutely cannot wait to party on the hill again with you all soon!"

The announcement comes after the Prime Minister set out the roadmap for England to leave the third lockdown.

At a press conference yesterday, Boris Johnson set out a four-step plan for easing restrictions.

Theatres, live music venues and cinemas are expected to be able to reopen from step three, alongside cinemas.

The earliest England could reach this stage will be May 17.

However, there will be restrictions on capacities in these spaces.

Indoor events will be allowed to go ahead with a capacity of 1000 people, or half the venue's full capacity - whichever is lower.

Outdoors events will be able to go ahead with 4000 people, or half the venue's full capacity, again, whichever is lower.

At the largest seated outdoors venues, like football stadiums, up to 10,000 people will be able to attend, or 25 per cent of the venue's capacity.

Although festivals aren't specifically referred to in the four step plan at the moment, they are referred to in the wider roadmap.

During the spring, the Government is going to carry out a scientific research into the safety of holding events with larger crowds.

If the research is positive, restrictions may be lifted on these events as part of step four in June.

This would cover music festivals, as well as large weddings, sports events and conferences.