Underage Festival have announced they have been forced to cancel this year’s event.
Originally set to take place in Shoreditch Park (after moving from Victoria Park) next month, the organisers have today confirmed they have had the cancel the festival altogether.
A statement reads as follows:
“It is with great sadness that we announce Underage Festival will no longer be taking place this year on Friday 31st August.
Due to the Olympics we were forced into moving from our usual date and home in Victoria Park to a later date and new location in Shoreditch Park. Despite a positive start to the site move from Victoria Park and repeated assurances that production levels would be suitable for a festival of this kind, we now find ourselves in a situation where we have no choice but to cancel the event.
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.”
Full refunds will be made at point of purchase and the festival is set to return to Victoria Park again in 2013.