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Coronavirus: This year's East Midlands Chilli Beer and Artisan Festival, at Chilli Bob's farm, Rolleston, cancelled



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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this year's East Midlands Chilli, Beer and Artisan Festival has been cancelled, but organisers say that organisation will commence early for 2021's event.

The event, held yearly at Chilli Bob's farm in Rolleston and attracts chilli fans from all over the world, has been cancelled due to a number of factors – including a shortage of toilet paper across the country.

A statement by organiser Chilli Bob aka Bob Price's son Neal Price, said: "I understand that you will all be upset with this and I am too, but due to a number of factors, including a national toilet paper shortage, we have decided to make this decision.

ChilliFest organiser Neal Price with Edda Toma, who won the chilli-eating contest at 2019's event.
ChilliFest organiser Neal Price with Edda Toma, who won the chilli-eating contest at 2019's event.

"We will, however, look to start early and organise next year's festival, so keep an eye out for our next update.

"Keep safe and hope to see you all next year."

Last year's event was the first ChilliFest without Chilli Bob, who died in April 2019, and the event was carried on by Neal in his honour.

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