Electronic weekender Houghton Festival has been cancelled.
The event has grown to become a key platform for dance music, taking place on the grounds of Houghton Hall outside Norfolk.
Set to take place this weekend, worsening weather conditions and discussions with authorities have forced the Houghton team to cancel the festival.
"We are utterly devastated," they comment. "All the hard work, love and creativity that has gone into planning and producing this year's event made this an almost impossible decision to make."
The statement continues:
This was set to be a wonderful weekend and the boldest step we have ever taken as a festival. However, nothing is more important than the safety of our customers, staff and performers, which would be compromised if we were to go ahead. Clearly this will cause a lot of disruption and a lot of questions.
However for now we can confirm the following:
Houghton Festival 2019 cannot go ahead.
Please do not travel to the show.
Refunds for ticket holders will be available and more information on that will be released later today.
Please do not request refunds until we have confirmed the process.
Please understand that this decision has been made with the deepest of consideration.
Find the official Houghton website HERE.
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