The annual Underage festival, which is held exclusively for 13-18 year olds, will not take place this year, with organisers citing ‘production problems’ as the main cause of the cancellation.
The one-day event would have taken place on August 31st, and was set to be held at Shoreditch Park in London after being moved from its usual Victoria Park home. However, the festival’s organisers have now said the problems which have arisen from being ‘forced’ into that change of location means the event will not be possible next month.
“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,” a statement released by organisers reads. “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.”
“After the amount of work we have put in over the last six years to make Underage Festival the successful event it is today, it is incredibly sad that we have to make this decision, and one that has not been made lightly,” the statement continues.
Acts including Pulled Apart By Horses, Spector, Dry The River and Lianne La Havas had been due to perform at the sixth edition of the festival, but full refunds are now being offered for current ticket holders.Just Published: