Neil Innes 1944 – 2019
On 30th December 2019, we learnt the sad news that Neil Innes, long-time friend and supporter of the festival, had sadly passed away.
Festival Director Chris Daniels made the following statement about Neil:
“We are deeply saddened to learn of Neil’s sudden passing.
“Neil was more than just a patron and a regular guest at Slapstick Festival, he was a real friend to us.
“His satirical genius through his songwriting, his eloquent lyrics and wonderful, intelligent observations engaged everyone who met or worked with him. You couldn’t wish for a more generous, good-hearted and warm natured human being.
“We will sorely miss his presence as one of the great satirical musicians of our time.
“Our hearts go out to Neil’s family.”
– Chris Daniels