Search

Underage Festival in Shoreditch cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’

14:08 11 August 2012

A previous event at Shoreditch Park

A previous event at Shoreditch Park

1234 Shoreditch Festival. Shoreditch Park. Sat 9th July 2011

A massive youth music festival in Shoreditch has been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

Organisers announced that the Underage Festival in Shoreditch Park was shelved last week, just one month before headliner Devlin was set to take to the stage.

They said they were “incredibly sad” to cancel the nine hour festival for 13-18 year olds set to happen on August 31.

A statement on the festival website said: “It is with great sadness that we announce Underage Festival will no longer be taking place this year.”

Bosses said they had “no choice but to cancel the event” which had a line-up including Maverick Sabre, Hadouken!, Foals and Dry the River.

“Unforeseen circumstances with our site hire contract mean we are no longer able to meet production levels and we do not want to risk the safety and smooth running of an event for 13-18 year olds.”

The festival usually takes place in Victoria Park but was moved to Shoreditch Park due to the Olympics.

Organisers vowed to be back in 2013 and be “bigger and better than ever before.”

Refunds are being offered to those who have bought tickets.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

53 minutes ago
Councillor Paul Convery says the knifings maybe part of a drugs turf war

Islington Council crime expert says tragic lessons of Ben Kinsella’s murder have been forgotten

16:36
A man was arrested on suspicion of having fake UEFA passes before Arsenal'ss Champions league game against Monaco

Czech national arrested before match against Monaco

Michelle Watson, 39, and Cherrie Smith, 21, the mother and sister of murdered school boy Alan Cartwright, who was stabbed and killed whilst riding his bike with two  friends near Copenhagen Street, in Islington, last Friday. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The mother of a 15-year-old cyclist stabbed to death in a “senseless” street attack spoke of her anger today as her son’s killers remained at large.

12:08
A picture is left of Alan and his sister Cherrie among floral tributes on Caledonian Road,  after he was stabbed to death. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

Cycle-mad 15-year-old, stabbed to death on Friday, to be honoured in event held on his birthday

Most read news

A new report is highly critical of local organisations across the county.

The Hollywood actor took on politicians and it was amazing.

Climbers are leaving a big mess on the world’s highest peak.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder